Simpson, Sally (1954–)

AFTER RECEIVING A Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Sally Simpson secured a post-doctoral research fellow position at Harvard University's business school and then joined the faculty at the University of Maryland. Her research in corporate crime has spanned a wide range of topics including: the intersection of criminological theories and explanations of corporate criminality, measurement of corporate crime, antitrust offending, and corporate crime control.

In addition to numerous studies directly testing the assumptions of traditional criminological theories' (such as deterrence, strain, and low self-control) applicability to corporate offending, Simpson, along with Raymond Paternoster, posited a rational choice model of corporate crime (1993). Their subjective, expected utility model privileges individuals over organizations as actors and decision-makers, but recognizes that the individual's calculation of ...

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