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Many U.S. corporations and the goods they produce negatively impact our society without breaking any laws. We are all too familiar with the tobacco industry's effect on public health and health care costs for smokers and nonsmokers, as well as the role of profit in the pharmaceutical industry's research priorities. It's Legal but It Ain't Right tackles these issues, plus the ethical ambiguities of legalized gambling, the firearms trade, the fast food industry, the pesticide industry, private security companies, and more. Aiming to identify industries and goods that undermine our societal values and to hold them accountable for their actions, this collection makes a valuable contribution to the ongoing discussion of ethics in our time. This accessible exploration of corporate legitimacy and crime will be important reading for advocates, journalists, students, and anyone interested in the dichotomy between law and legitimacy. Nikos Passas is Professor in the College of Criminal Justice at Northeastern University. Neva Goodwin is Co-director of the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
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  1. 1. Introduction: A Crime by Any Other Name
  2. pp. 1-27
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  1. 2. The Cigarette Industry
  2. pp. 28-42
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  1. 3. Externalities of the Arms Trade
  2. pp. 43-73
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  1. 4. Firearms: Another Peculiar American Institution
  2. pp. 74-100
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  1. 5. Leashing the “Dogs of War”
  2. pp. 101-114
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  1. 6. The Costs of Legalized Gambling: An Economic Approach
  2. pp. 115-137
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  1. 7. The Licit and Illicit Trade in Antiquities
  2. pp. 138-177
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  1. 8. The High Price of Cheap Food
  2. pp. 178-193
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  1. 9. Accountability in the Pesticide Industry
  2. pp. 194-229
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  1. 10. Titans of the Enron Economy: The Ten Habits of Highly Defective Corporations
  2. pp. 230-252
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  1. 11. Profiting through Influence: The Pharmaceuticals and Lobbying Industries
  2. pp. 253-276
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 277-279
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780472026197
Related ISBN
9780472068692
MARC Record
OCLC
650311794
Pages
288
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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