Essay on An Explanation of Corporate Crime

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An Explanation of Corporate Crime

This analytical source review will analyse and detail the views and
opinions of four different sources including: The sociology of
corporate crime: an obituary, Corporate Crime, Corporate Crime at the
tip of the iceberg and White Collar and Corporate Crime.

The topic this review will be primarily concerned with is corporate
crime, the topic will be examined and the notion of ignorance towards
the subject will be addressed. However in order to research and
provide a review on the subject in hand a brief definition of
corporate crime is required. White collar crime and corporate crime
are referred to as the same subject however, Gary and Slapper argue
that the
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The author is Laureen Snider from Queen’ University in Canada. This
source makes three main arguments; firstly that the brand of state
regulation known as corporate crime has disappeared, secondly it has
been argued into obsolescence through specialised knowledge claims
advanced through particular discourses by powerful elites, an thirdly
that the acceptance of these knowledge claims cannot be understood
without examining the relationship to the corporate counter-revolution
that has legitimised practically every acquisitive, profit generating
act of the corporate sector. The article argues that criminal law
does not work in areas that concern crimes of the powerful; for
example marketing unsafe products, maintaining unsafe workplaces,
defrauding workers, dumping waste and misrepresenting or not
disclosing the risks of products.

Source Two

Citizen Works is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt organization
founded by Ralph Nader in April 2001 set up to advance justice by
strengthening citizen participation in power. The organization claims
to “give people the tools and opportunities to build democracy”. The
article from Citizen…