Through a new theory called Contextual Anomie/Strain Theory, Matthew Robinson and Daniel Murphy explain why deviance and crime are so widespread in American corporations. Exploring the simultaneous use of legitimate (i.e., legal) and illegitimate (i.e., deviant or illegal) means of opportunity in pursuit of one's goals, Greed is Good explains various forms of elite deviance and corporate crime.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 150
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 231 x 154 x 12 mm
In the midst of the present huge financial crisis, this book could hardly be more timely. The authors offer a novel theoretical framework for enriching our understanding of crimes of the rich and powerful. Matthew Robinson's previous books have been noteworthy additions to the criminological literature. In collaboration with Daniel Murphy, he has once again made a thought-provoking contribution to the field, from which the current generation of students has much to learn. -- David O. Friedrichs, professor & Distinguished University Fellow, University of Scranton and author of Trusted Criminals: White Collar Crime
This book is a well-written introduction to crime in America. Undergraduates would generally have no problems reading this work as the material is organized well and presented very clearly. The theory is both simple and clearly presented as minor extension of Anomie theory. The major strength of this book is that it is well-written and presents both the concept of coperate crime and the authors' theory in a clear and concise manner. -- Randolph Grinc, associate professor of sociology and criminal justice, Caldwell College