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Elite Deviance 7th ed

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ISBN13: 9780205321766
ISBN: 0205321763
Published: February 2004
Publisher: Pearson Education Ltd
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

* New coverage of hot topics such as the Los Angeles police corruption scandal; the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal; gasoline price fixing; 2000 campaign financing scandals; money laundering by the Bank of New York; black market cigarette smuggling by the major cigarette firms; the law suits being filed against gun manufacturers by major American cities; the NSA spy networks phone tapping capability; and the fraud scam by the worlds two leading auction houses. * Updated coverage of the CIA-Contra cocaine link; JFK, the Rat Pack, and the Mafia; and Russell Mokhibers 100 most important corporate crimes of the 1990s. * New data on lack of antitrust enforcement against major corporations. * Systematically examines the nations most serious scandals, including the JFK assassination, Watergate, Iran-Contra, the Savings and Loan scandal, crimes of the Bush administration, scandals of the Clinton Administration, the Waco raid, and others. * An epilogue offers solutions to help resolve social problems related to social deviance. * Includes up-to-the-minute public opinion reports that reflect the lack of confidence in government and business in the United States.;* Thoroughly analyzes the recent wave of corporate mergers. * Includes data on the distribution of wealth and income in the United States. * Incorporates information on global crime and its relationship to elite deviance on a global scale

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Most chapters conclude with 'Conclusion,' 'Critical Thinking Exercise,' and 'Endnotes.' 1. The Nature of Elite Deviance. Scandal-Plagued America. A Theory of Elite Deviance. The Classification of Elite Deviance. The Conditions Leading to Elite Deviance. The Consequences of Elite Deviance.
2. Elite Deviance and the Higher Immorality. The Nature of the Higher Immorality. Case Study: The Savings and Loan Scandal. The Higher Immorality and the Political Economy. The Higher Immorality and Corporate Crime. Organized Crime and the Business Elite.
3. Corporate Deviance: Monopoly, Manipulation, and Fraud. The Costs of Monopolies. Price Fixing. Price Gouging. Deceptive Advertising. Fraud.
4. Corporate Deviance: Human Jeopardy. Individual Jeopardy. Collective Jeopardy.
5. National Defense, Multinational Corporations, and Human Rights. The Military-Industrial Complex. Deviance and Multinational Corporations. Human Rights, Multinationals, and U.S. Foreign Policy.
6. Political Corruption: Continuity and Change. Money and Politics. Corruption and Power.
7. Political Deviance. Domestic Political Deviance. International Crimes.
8. Understanding Elite Deviance. Why Elite Deviance? The Characteristics of Bureaucratic Structures. Image Construction and Inauthenticity. Organizational Conditions and the Production of Deviant Personalities. Links between Elite Deviance and Nonelite Deviance. Elite Deviance and Victimization. Constructionist and Objectivist Positions on Elite Deviance.
9. The Scandalization of America: The Higher Immorality in an Era of Greed. Watergate. Iran-Contra. Contragate and the Changing Nature of American Power and Corruption. The Characteristics of Contemporary Scandal. The Study of Elite Deviance. Epilogue: Economic Democracy: A Proposal to Transform Society. Basic Assumptions. General Principles. The Planks of a Social-Democratic Platform. Implementing Economic Democracy. Elite Deviance and Economic Democracy. Publications. Readings. Organizations. Name Index. Subject Index. Course Codes