2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

SOCI 30573 Corporate and Governmental Deviance

An examination of corporate and governmental deviance addressed from a sociological perspective. Emphasis is placed on the nature, extent, and costs of corporate and governmental deviance, with special attention on the social, structural, and organizational forces which give rise to such deviance. For example, we will examine the Ford Pinto case, Cold War Human Radiation Experiments, political corruption, Enron, and many other recent and historical cases.