The origins and development of the concept and theory of state-corporate crime

Ronald C. Kramer, Raymond J Michalowski Jr, David Kauzlarich

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The important contributions made by Richard Quinney to the study of corporate crime and the sociology of law, crime, and justice have influenced the development of the concept of state-corporate crime. This concept has been advanced to examine how corporations and governments intersect to produce social harm. 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 economic production and distribution. The creation of this concept has directed attention to a neglected form of organizational crime and inspired numerous empirical studies and theoretical refinements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-282
Number of pages20
JournalCrime and Delinquency
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2002


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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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