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The Act of Economic Crime: The Logic of Dirty Business and Normative Restrictions in the Swedish Restaurant Industry
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
2000 (English)In: Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention, ISSN 1404-3858, ISSN 1404-3858, Vol. 1, no 2, 156-177 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Why do respected businessmen get involved in economic crime? This is the classic question posed by researchers of economic crime. In this article both the economic and normative conditions on how it is to run a business are described, exemplified by data from the Swedish restaurant industry. The data were collected through semistructured interviews from 119 restaurateurs and 12 authority representatives. The data are interpreted with three hypotheses as guidelines: the hypothesis of 'differential association', the hypothesis of 'cross-pressure' and the hypothesis of 'the first generation of immigrants', which was formulated as a consequence of Merton's 'strain theory'.

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Taylor & Francis, 2000. Vol. 1, no 2, 156-177 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-66376DOI: 10.1080/140438500300076153OAI: diva2:606356
Available from: 2013-02-19 Created: 2013-02-19 Last updated: 2013-06-17Bibliographically approved

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