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Vol 23 No 3 March/April 2018

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Locating Deviance: Crime, Change and Organizations

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ISBN13: 9781409427896
Published: August 2013
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £115.00

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This book takes a radical look at organizational crime and deviance through the prism of Cultural Theory derived from anthropology. It does so through case studies and by introducing new concepts such as 'organizational perversion', 'tyranny' and 'organizational capture'. Exploring the effects of change and environmental influences such as globalization, new technologies and trade-cycles on the nature and potency of criminogenic communities such as ports and holiday resorts, the book gives special attention to the justification of ethics and to the analysis of behaviours that have contributed to the current economic downturn. The Appendix offers a practical guide to the ethnographic assessment of links between organizations and varying types of crime and deviancy using a Cultural Theory framework.

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Foreword, David Nelken
Preface - a personal journey, a guide to the book and chapter outlines
The basics of cultural theory (with appendix by Sarah Mars)
A cultural theory approach to criminal behaviours - with a comment on the characteristics and vulnerabilities of law enforcers
Workplace crime including sabotage - and its wider settings
The egalitarian enclave: terrorism : a positive feedback game (co authored with Mary Douglas)
Hierarchy: dock pilferage: a case study in the methods and morals of occupational theft
Hierarchy: the East End warehouse and a note on criminogenic communities
A note on Chapters 7 and 8: organizational perversion
Individualism and egalitarianism: organizational capture, tyranny and perversion
Individualism and hierarchy: management in Soviet Georgia: an extreme example of a local response to distant controls (co-authored with Yochan Altman)
Individualism v. hierarchy: Kondratieff and his crime waves (co-authored with Michael Thompson)