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NCJ Number: 157581 Find in a Library
Title: Law, Crime, and Inequality: The Regulatory State (From Crime and Inequality, P 247-276, 1995, John Hagan and Ruth D. Peterson, eds. - See NCJ-157570)
Author(s): P C Yeager
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 30
Sponsoring Agency: Stanford University Press
Stanford, CA 94305
Sale Source: Stanford University Press
Stanford, CA 94305
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter argues for the necessary and explicit consideration of law in criminological work.
Abstract: The author focuses on aspects of regulatory law directed at the harmful behaviors of business enterprises. The ensuing discussion illustrates the interrelationships between law and inequality; between science, technology, and regulation; and between public policy and moral considerations. This research on the environmental regulation of business suggests that social regulation reflects and reproduces inequalities in political economy, and indicates that business defendants generally experience advantages at law, rising from the structures and complexities of regulation, not available to conventional criminal defendants.
Main Term(s): White collar crime
Index Term(s): Corporate crimes; Corporate self-regulation; Environmental laws; Regulations
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