Unmasking the Crimes of the Powerful
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Unmasking the Crimes of the Powerful : Scrutinizing States and Corporations

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Despite the enormous economic, physical and social impacts of crimes committed by states and corporations, they are still relatively under-researched within contemporary social science--partly because of the perpetrator's ability to evade critical scrutiny. The contributions in this book map out the parameters of a political economy of researching the powerful, marking out the major problems encountered, and identifying ways in which these problems might be overcome or circumnavigated. To this end, the book brings together original essays which reflect upon researching the powerful in Britain, Canada, Finland, Ireland, Spain, Turkey and the United States. Together these chapters advance our understandings of what corporate and state power is, how this power operates, and how it might be more effectively resisted.
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  • Paperback | 318 pages
  • 152 x 222 x 19mm | 460g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • Neuausg.
  • 1 table
  • 0820456918
  • 9780820456911

Table of contents

Contents: Frank Pearce: Holy Wars and Spiritual Revitalization - Steve Tombs/Dave Whyte: Scrutinizing the Powerful: Crime, Contemporary Political Economy, and Critical Social Research - Laureen Snider: Researching Corporate Crime - Geoffrey Tweedale: Researching Corporate Crime: A Business Historian's Perspective - Roy Coleman: CCTV Surveillance, Power, and Social Order: The State of Contemporary Social Control - Gary Fooks: In the Valley of the Blind the One-Eyed Man Is King: Corporate Crime and the Myopia of Financial Regulation - Eileen Berrington/Ann Jemphrey/Phil Scraton: Silencing the View from Below: The Institutional Regulation of Critical Research - Colm Power: "Telling It Like It Is"? Power, Prejudice, Politics, and People in the Qualitative Process - Penny Green: Researching the Turkish State - Anne Alvesalo/Erja Virta: Researching Regulators and the Paradoxes of Access - Paddy Hillyard: Imaginative Crimes or Crimes of the Imagination: Researching the Secret State - Anette Ballinger: Researching and Redefining State Crime: Feminism and the Capital Punishment of Women - Joe Sim: Whose Side Are We Not On? Researching Medical Power in Prisons - Steve Tombs/Dave Whyte: Unmasking the Crimes of the Powerful: Establishing Some Rules of Engagement.
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About Steve Tombs

Steve Tombs earned his PhD in Sociology at the University of Wolverhampton and is now Professor of Sociology at Liverpool John Moores University, England. He is co-author (with Gary Slapper) of Corporate Crime (1999) and (with Frank Pearce) of Toxic Capitalism: Corporate Crime and the Chemical Industry (1998).




Dave Whyte earned his PhD in Criminology at Liverpool John Moores University and is now a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Leeds. He has published in a range of edited collections and journals, including Corporate Watch, Critical Criminology, Journal of Law and Society, Policy and Politics, Risk Management, Social and Legal Studies, and Studies in Political Economy.
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