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This collection of original essays is an innovative, effective way to teach crime theory to undergraduates. Each essay brings an important crime theory to life by applying that theory to a current crime event or topic of interest to students. An original introductory essay by Don Gibbons explains the origins of these different explanations for criminal behavior, and how they are similar to and different from one another.

The Social Control of Corporate Criminals: Shame and Informal Sanction Threats
The social control of corporate criminals: Shame and informal sanction threats

In October 1996, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), which calls itself the supermarket of the world, agreed to plead guilty to “anti-competitive conduct” (price-fixing) and to pay a $100 million fine, the largest ever levied against a corporation for criminal conduct. ADM had conspired with Japanese and Korean producers of lysine, a feed additive, to set prices and allocate sales among competitors. In addition, ADM engaged in similar conduct in the sales and distribution of citric acid (an organic acid used in foods and beverages to enhance flavor and/or preserve prepared foods). ADM was not charged with price-fixing and was exempt ...

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