Sociology Index


Occupational crime is committed by those using their legitimate employment as an opportunity for crime. Researchers interested in occupational crime focused on individuals, and researchers interested in corporate crime focused on organizations. The factors identified as contributing to organizational crime may also contribute to occupational crime. Unlike conventional crime, Occupational Crime is white-collar crime committed by an individual or group of individuals exclusively for personal gain. The distinction between occupational crime and organizational crime is subtle. Occupational crime consists of offenses committed by individuals for themselves in the course of their occupations and these offenses include fraud, forgery, embezzlement, bribery, and extortion.

Occupational crime must be understood as part of the economic system’s structure and culture. Occupational crimes include White-Collar Crime, Blue-collar Crime, Pink-collar Crime, Black-collar crime, Political Crime, Corporate Crime, Red-collar Crime, and Green-collar Crimes.

Occupational Crime - Gary S. Green.
This text departs from the problematic concept of white-collar crime, which only emphasizes the status of the offender, by demonstrating that occupational crime is committed in the course of legitimate employment. Green presents a working definition of occupational crime and examines four subtypes: organizational occupational crime, state authority crime, professional occupational crime, and individual occupational crime. The text thoroughly describes major criminological theories, including sociology of law, and then applies them to specific kinds of occupational offenses throughout the book. Occupational Crime is a blending of academic theory, legal issues, anecdotes, case studies, empirical evidence research, and policy analysis from the vast literature on occupational crime.

Occupational Crime: Deterrence, Investigation, and Reporting in Compliance with Federal Guidelines - Ernest C. Blount. If it wasn't clear before the Enron/Arthur Andersen fiasco, it's painfully obvious now. Not only do we have to worry about our employees committing occupational crimes against us as employers, we may even be held accountable for their actions. Occupational Crime, Deterrence, Investigation, and Reporting in Compliance with Federal Guidelines clearly explains how Chapter Eight sets forth punishment for organizations convicted of federal crimes, including felonies and Class A misdemeanors. In every venue, societal and governmental, abusive employee behavior and occupational crime is a costly and intricate issue demanding vigilant management attention and diverse remedies. Occupational Crime helps you customize a compliance program that will meet and exceed federal guidelines.

Occupational crime is found in the whole range of occupations and at all levels. Occupational Crime (Routledge Revivals) 1st Edition, Kindle Edition by Gerald Mars.