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Citizen Espionage: Studies in Trust and Betrayal

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T R Sarbin, R M Carney, C Eoyang
Date Published
223 pages
These articles attempt to explain the phenomenon of citizen espionage and to point the way to improvement in the policies and practices of government agencies charged with guarding the Nation's secrets.
The chapters in this book are all relevant to understanding trust and betrayal, the central categories in citizen espionage. Chapter 1 is an introduction written by the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Security Policy. The remainder of the book's nine chapters provide the following: (1) an historical account of the concept of treason; (2) a detailed account of espionage in the United States since 1945; (3) models of espionage: the psychological disposition model, the situational model, the interactive situational-disposition model; (4) a penetration of the mask of integrity; (5) a criminological focus on espionage which emphasizes situational determinants; (6) a criminological theory of citizen espionage; (7) a demonstration of trade secret theft as an analog to citizen espionage; (8) an essay on self-control and social control; and (9) a detailed conceptualization of trust and betrayal in organizational settings. Figures, tables, references, index, biographical data


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