Crime and Disrepute
- John Hagan - Northwestern University, USA
Advances a new sociology of crime and disrepute that focuses on the criminal costs of social inequality. Connects the diversion of capital away from distressed communities in the U.S. to increased violence and lack of social mobility for disadvantaged groups, which result in the development of "deviance service centers" and "ethnic vice industries." Shows the important link between "crime in the streets" and "crime in the suites" and the differences between the two in eluding punishment.
Of particular interest/relevance for students is the classical theoretical chapter, and, the informative chapter on white collar crime.