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The Routledge International Handbook of the Crimes of the Powerful

Edited by: Gregg Barak

Print publication date:  June  2015
Online publication date:  June  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415741262
eBook ISBN: 9781315815350
Adobe ISBN: 9781317807322

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Across the world, most people are well aware of ordinary criminal harms to person and property. Often committed by the powerless and poor, these individualized crimes are catalogued in the statistics collected annually by the FBI and by similar agencies in other developed nations. In contrast, the more harmful and systemic forms of injury to person and property committed by powerful and wealthy individuals, groups, and national states are neither calculated by governmental agencies nor annually reported by the mass media. As a result, most citizens of the world are unaware of the routinized "crimes of the powerful", even though they are more likely to experience harms and injuries from these types of organized offenses than they are from the atomized offenses of the powerless.

Research on the crimes of the powerful brings together several areas of criminological focus, involving organizational and institutional networks of powerful people that commit crimes against workers, marketplaces, taxpayers and political systems, as well as acts of torture, terrorism, and genocide. This international handbook offers a comprehensive, authoritative and structural synthesis of these interrelated topics of criminological concern. It also explains why the crimes of the powerful are so difficult to control.

Edited by internationally acclaimed criminologist Gregg Barak, this book reflects the state of the art of scholarly research, covering all the key areas including corporate, global, environmental, and state crimes. The handbook is a perfect resource for students and researchers engaged with explaining and controlling the crimes of the powerful, domestically and internationally.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Crimes of the powerful and the definition of crime Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Operationalizing organizational violence Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Justifying the crimes of the powerful Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Corporate criminals constructing white-collar crime Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Capital and catharsis in the Nigerian petroleum extraction industry Download PDF
Chapter  7:  State and corporate drivers of global dysnomie Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Truth, justice and the Walmart Way Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Human trafficking Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Globalization, sovereignty and crime Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Corporate crimes and the problems of enforcement Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Corporate-financial crime scandals Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Corporate social responsibility, corporate surveillance and neutralizing corporate resistance Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Walmart’s sustainability initiative Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Climate change, ecocide and crimes of the powerful Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Privatization, pollution and power Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Unfettered fracking Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The international impact of electronic waste Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Bad banks Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Financial misrepresentation and fraudulent manipulation Download PDF
Chapter  21:  A comprehensive framework for conceptualizing financial frauds and victimization Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Transnational institutional torturers Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Para-state crime and plural leg alities in Colombia Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Australian border policing and the production of state harm Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Gendered forms of state crime Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Blacking out the Gulf Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Collaborative state and corporate crime Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Mining as state-corporate crime Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Organized crime in a transitional economy Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Institutionalized abuse of police power Download PDF
Chapter  31:  The appearances and realities of corruption in Greece Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Postconviction and powerful offenders Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Business ethics as a means of controlling abusive corporate behavior Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Ag-gag laws and farming crimes against animals Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Genocide and controlling the crimes of the powerful Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Controlling state crime and alternative reactions Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Hacking the state Download PDF
Chapter  38:  (Liberal) democracy means surveillance Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Limiting financial capital and regulatory control as non-penal alternatives to Wall Street looting and high-risk securities frauds Download PDF
Author_Index Download PDF
Subject_Index Download PDF
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