Insights from Criminology and the Sociology of Work
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.
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