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