Organizations, Corporations, and Control

late 1800s Robber barons and progressive critique
late 1800s trusts, monopolies, etc.
Teapot dome
1939 E Sutherland defines "white collar crime"

WWII airplane manufacturing (cf Arthur Miller play "All My Sons" about manufacturer who allows shipment of faulty parts even though he knows they'd endanger lives because he is afraid of losing military contract.

Classics in 1950s organizational sociology

Christopher Stone:

My Lai massacre (cf Crimes of Obedience) (roots in Milgram studies and Stanford prison experiment and attempts to look at Third Reich as organizational deviance)

21st century : Abu Graib. Enron. 2008.


1. American Sociological Association. nd. Sutherland Biography. Retrieved 20120210.
2. Braithwaite, John. 1985. "White Collar Crime." Annual Review of Sociology Vol. 11: 1-25 (DOI: 10.1146/ (JSTOR)
3. Gerber & Jensen. 2007. Encyclopedia of White Collar Crime. Greenwood Press. (scribd)
4. Nace, Ted. 20xx. Gangs of America.
5. Pontell, Henry N. and Gilbert Geis. 2007. International handbook of white-collar and corporate crime. Springer (google books)
6. Stone, Christopher. 19xx. Where the Law Ends
7. Vitali S, Glattfelder JB, Battiston S, 2011 "The Network of Global Corporate Control." PLoS ONE 6(10): e25995. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0025995

Lecture Notes and Miscellaneous Online Sources

Russ Long. 2007. White-Collar Crime for Intro (
Sage Publications. Chapter in Text on white collar crime