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Sociological Analysi - 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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Unformatted text preview: Two articles on Crime and Social Control (1) White-Collar Crime (2) Violence and the Inner-City Code • Reaction card question 1998 • How societies, institutions and organizations generate the opportunity, motives and means for white-collar criminality Examples of White-Collar Crime Deceptive advertising Dangerous products Physician insurance fraud Toxic waste disposal Embezzlement Business credit fraud……. 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 People who fail to achieve material success are regarded as having personal deficiencies and flaws (such as laziness) 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 “techniques of neutralization” mechanisms:...
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Sociological Analysi - 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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