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Invisible Crimes: Their Victims and Their Regulation

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Pamela Davies, Peter Francis, Victor Jupp
Date Published
265 pages
These eight papers examine the nature, types, and regulation of crimes in Great Britain that are considered invisible; these crimes include crimes committed by employees against organizations for which they work, crimes perpetrated by organizations against their employees, fraud, and environmental offenses.
The introduction explains the seven features of invisibility: (1) little individual or public knowledge that the crime has occurred, (2) no official statistics, (3) no theory, (4) no research, (5) no control through formal or systematic methods, (6) no inclusion on the political agenda, and (7) a lack of a moral panic or attitude that the perpetrators are evil. Additional chapters review white-collar crime, the connections between work and crime, the blurred boundaries between legitimate and illegitimate activities, and crimes associated with occupational safety and health. Further chapters focus on the Internet and cyberspace as a new risk community, issues related to policing and prosecution of fraud, efforts to regulate drug abuse in the workplace, and the use of closed-circuit television as a form of regulation and control in the workplace. Index and chapter reference lists