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Two articles on Crime and Social Control (1) White-Collar Crime (2) Violence and the Inner-City Code Reaction card question
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1998 How societies, institutions and organizations  generate the opportunity, motives and  means for white-collar criminality
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Examples of White-Collar Crime Deceptive advertising Dangerous products Physician insurance fraud Toxic waste disposal Embezzlement Business credit fraud…….
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Our culture puts a heavy emphasis on  “accumulation of wealth” (as a symbol of  success) BUT, there is no corresponding emphasis on  the legitimate avenues on which to mark  towards this goal
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People who fail to achieve material success  are regarded as having personal deficiencies  and flaws (such as laziness)
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The inconsistency between goals and  means     (what theory behind it?) We are continuously socialized (and thus we  internalize) to the mainstream defined goals      people take the material goals for granted
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“techniques of neutralization” mechanisms: 
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  • Fall '08
  • Staff
  • theft, WHITE­COLLAR CRIME, toxic waste disposal, inner­city, •Reaction card question, Physician insurance fraud

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