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NCJ Number: 120848 Find in a Library
Title: Criminological Theory and Organizational Crime
Journal: Justice Quarterly  Volume:6  Issue:3  Dated:(September 1989)  Pages:333-358
Author(s): J Braithwaite
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 26
Type: Research (Theoretical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: To understand the circumstances that lead to organizational crime, we need to consider the insights of strain theories on the distribution of legitimate and illegitimate opportunities, of labeling theory on the way stigmatization can foster criminal subculture formation, of subcultural theory as applied to organized business subcultures of resistance to regulation, and of control theory.
Abstract: It is contended that an integration of these perspectives into a theory of organizational crime is possible; a continuity can be established with the mainstream traditions of criminological theory in the domain of organizational crime. Thirteen propositions are advanced as a basis for building such an integrated theory. The key to this attempt at synthesis is the notion of differential shaming -- the shaming from organizational cultures of compliance versus the shaming from subcultures of resistance to regulatory law. 90 references. (Publisher abstract)
Main Term(s): Organizational theories
Index Term(s): Accountability; Corporate self-regulation; Social control theory; Subculture theory
Note: Paper presented at the 1987 American Society of Criminology Meeting in Montreal.
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