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Anomie Theory  

Jón Gunnar Bernburg

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Mar 2019
Originating in the tradition of classical sociology (Durkheim, Merton), anomie theory posits how broad social conditions influence deviant behavior and crime. The French sociologist Émile ... More

Corporate Crime and the State  

Adam Ghazi-Tehrani

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Sep 2018
State-corporate crime is defined as criminal acts that occur when one or more institutions of political governance pursue a goal in direct cooperation with one or more institutions of ... More

Extortion and Extortion Racketeering  

Atanas Rusev

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Nov 2018
Extortion as a crime has long attracted the interest of scholars, and much effort has been put into coining a precise definition that would allow distinguishing it from other similar ... More

Theoretical Perspectives on White-Collar Crime  

Michael Levi

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Jun 2019
White-collar crime has not developed in a linear way as an academic subject. Its definition remains contested, between those who consider that, when deciding on the boundaries of what we ... More