Elite Deviance

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Pearson/Allyn & Bacon, 2006 - Business & Economics - 372 pages
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, "Elite Deviance" is the only text in this area that takes a holistic view as it traces the causes of elite deviance to the structure of power and wealth in the United States.

Every edition is thoroughly updated to reflect current research. Some exciting new changes to this edition include the following: Latest price-fixing scandals by Bayer and others help students understand the global nature of contemporary price-fixing (Chapter 3). The outcomes of recent corporate scandals regarding punishment of corporate executives show students the nature of punishment meted out to corporate elites in an era of declining investor confidence (Chapter 3). The most recent information regarding scandals in the War on Terrorism in Afghanistan and Iraq acquaint students with the deviance within the military-industrial complex warned against by President Eisenhower (Chapter 5). History of sexual political scandals will give students an historical overview of sexual scandals involving both Republicans and Democrats that led up to the Clinton sex scandal (Chapter 6). Coverage of deviance by America's Founding Fathers at the Constitutional Convention will make students aware of the long history of corruption at the federal level that began with the very founding of the nation (Chapter 6).

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A Theory of Elite Deviance
The Classification of Elite Deviance
Consequences of Elite Deviance

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About the author (2006)

David Simon, M.D., is Medical Director of The Chopra Center for Well Being in La Jolla, California.

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