Corporate and Governmental Deviance: Problems of Organizational Behavior in Contemporary Society by M. David ErmannCorporate and Governmental Deviance: Problems of Organizational Behavior in Contemporary Society by M. David Ermann

Corporate and Governmental Deviance: Problems of Organizational Behavior in Contemporary Society

byM. David Ermann, Richard J. Lundman

Paperback | August 15, 2001

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 585 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


Ships within 1-3 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


For nearly a quarter of a century, Corporate and Governmental Deviance has offered students the most comprehensive examination of the deviant behavior of big business and big government in contemporary society. Now in its sixth edition, this popular and well-respected collection has beenthoroughly updated. It features an expanded and insightful introductory essay by the editors that illustrates the issues discussed in the text and establishes a clear framework for the sections that follow. New selections focus on college sports' crippling effect on undergraduate education; theordinary obedience of a South African police officer and apartheid torturer; and the Los Angeles police department Rampart Division scandal. Also included is new scholarship on the Ford Motor Company Pinto episode and the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster. This new edition reprints classic worksfrom the scholars who first established and explored corporate and governmental deviance, featuring essays by Edward Alsworth Ross, Edwin H. Sutherland, Marshall B. Clinard, Peter C. Yeager, and James S. Coleman. It also retains selections that have captured the attention and imagination of readersof previous editions, exposing students to the very best classic and contemporary material on corporate and governmental deviance. Offering a complete description and careful analysis of the deviant actions of business organizations and governmental agencies, Corporate and Governmental Deviance,6/e, is intended for courses in sociology, criminal justice, white-collar crime, and business, as well as for courses that focus on social problems, organizations, deviance, and government. It continues to set the standard by which other books on corporate and governmental deviance are judged,providing students with an even more complete, richly detailed appreciation of how and why organizations, not just individuals, commit acts of deviance.
M. David Ermann is at University of Delaware. Richard J. Lundman is at Ohio State University.
Title:Corporate and Governmental Deviance: Problems of Organizational Behavior in Contemporary SocietyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 5.2 × 7.99 × 0.91 inPublished:August 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195135296

ISBN - 13:9780195135299


Table of Contents

I. OVERVIEW1. M. David Ermann and Richard J. Lundman: Corporate and Governmental Deviance: Origins, Patterns, and ReactionsII. SCHOLARLY FOUNDATIONS2. Edward Alsworth Ross: The Criminaloid: An Early Sociologist Examines Deviance by Powerful People and Their Organizations3. Edwin H. Sutherland: White Collar Crime: Formulating the Concept and Providing Corporate Crime Baseline Data4. Marshall B. Clinard and Peter C. Yeager: Corporate Crime: Clarifying the Concept and Extending the Data5. James S. Coleman: Organizational Actors and the Irrelevance of PersonsIII. PATTERNS6. Gilbert Geis: The Heavy Electrical Equipment Antitrust Cases: Price-Fixing Techniques and Rationalizations7. Murray Sperber: Beer and Circus: Big-Time College Sports and the Crippling of Undergraduate Education8. Kermit Vandivier: Why Should My Conscience Bother Me? Hiding Aircraft Brake Hazards9. Raul Hilberg: The Nazi Holocaust: Using Bureaucracies and Overcoming Psychological Barriers to Genocide10. Suzanne Daley: Apartheid Torturer: Evil Shows Its Banal Face11. Herbert C. Kelman and V. Lee Hamilton: The My Lai Massacre: Crimes of Obedience and Sanctioned MassacresIV. REACTIONSEditors' Introduction12. Myron Peretz Glazer: Ten Whistleblowers: What They Did and How They Fared13. The Rampart Independent Review Panel: The Los Angeles Police Department Rampart Division Scandal: Exposing Police Misconduct and Responding to It14. John P. Wright, Francis T. Cullen, and Michael B. Blankenship: Chained Factory Fire Exists: Media Coverage of a Corporate Crime That Killed 25 Workers15. Matthew T. Lee and M. David Ermann: Pinto Madness: Flaws in the Generally Accepted Landmark Narrative16. Diane Vaughan: The Challenger Space Shuttle Disaster: Conventional Wisdom and a Revisionist AccountAbout the Editors