Shover, Neal (1940–)

A LEADING FIGURE in research and publication concerning white-collar and corporate crime, Neal Shover was raised in Columbus, Ohio, and went to public schools in an inner city, working class, racially diverse neighborhood. He received his B.S. degree in social welfare from Ohio State University in 1963. From 1964 to 1966, he was a prison sociologist at Illinois State Penitentiary at Joliet. He completed his M.A. degree in sociology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1969, subsequently completing his Ph.D. there in 1971. In the early 2000s, Shover was a professor of sociology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he started his career in 1971.

Shover began publishing in 1978 with the book chapter, “Defining Organizational Crime” in a text on corporate and governmental ...

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