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Deviant and Criminal Behavior in the Workplace$
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Steven M. Elias

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780814722602

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814722602.001.0001

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Conceptual Foundations

Conceptual Foundations

Insights from Criminology and the Sociology of Work

(p.3) 1 Conceptual Foundations
Deviant and Criminal Behavior in the Workplace

Randy Hodson

Gary F. Jensen

NYU Press

This introductory chapter addresses why neither crime at the workplace nor crime generated by workplace experiences has received much attention in criminology. To some degree this neglect reflects the opinion of prominent criminologists who have argued that: (1) the public is most concerned with street crime or that (2) the causes of crime rest with characteristics of offenders established at an early age. In this regard, the chapter presents the rationale of the book: to discuss white-collar crime in relation to injustice and the abuse of power, as well as show that general theories of crime can provide general frameworks for organizing the study of crime in relation to the workplace.

Keywords:   criminologists, street crime, white-collar crime, injustice, abuse of power, crime theory

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