Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC3127: Crimes of the Powerful
This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.
Indicative Reading List
This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.
• Barak, G. (2015) (ed.) The Routledge international handbook of the crimes of the powerful, Oxford: Routledge
• Barak, G. (2017). Unchecked Corporate Power: Why the Crimes of Multinational Corporations are routinized away and what we can do about it. Routledge.
• Carroll, W. K. (2013). The making of a transnational capitalist class: Corporate power in the 21st century. Zed Books Ltd..
• Chambliss, W., Michalowski, R., Kramer, R. (2010) State crime in the global age, Cullompton : Willan Publishing
• Clinard, M., & Yeager, P. (2011). Corporate crime (Vol. 1). Transaction Publishers.
• Gobert, J., & Punch, M. (2003). Rethinking corporate crime. Cambridge University Press.
• Stanley, E. and McCulloch, J. (2013) (eds.) State Crime and Resistance, London: Routledge
• Hartley, R. D. (2008). Corporate crime: a reference handbook. ABC-CLIO.
• Michalowski, R. J., & Kramer, R. C. (2006). State-corporate crime: Wrongdoing at the intersection of business and government. Rutgers University Press.
• Miller, D., & Dinan, W. (2007). A century of spin: How public relations became the cutting edge of corporate power. Pluto Press.
• Sklair, L. (1997). Social movements for global capitalism: the transnational capitalist class in action. Review of international political economy, 4(3), 514-538.
• Sklair, L. (2001). The transnational capitalist class (Vol. 306). Oxford: Blackwell
• Slapper, G., & Tombs, S. (1999). Corporate crime. Longman.
• Simpson, S. S. (2002). Corporate crime, law, and social control. Cambridge University Press.
• Tilly, C. (1985). War making and state making as organized crime. Violence: A reader, 35-60. https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/handle/2027.42/51028/256.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
• Tombs, S. and Whyte, D. (2015) The Corporate Criminal. Why corporations must be abolished, London: Routledge
• Whyte, D. (Ed.). (2009). Crimes of the powerful: A reader. Open University Press.
• Whyte, D. (2015) (ed.) How Corrupt is Britain? London: Pluto Press