Paragons, Pariahs, and Pirates: A Spectrum-Based Theory of Enterprise

  title={Paragons, Pariahs, and Pirates: A Spectrum-Based Theory of Enterprise},
  author={J. Smith},
  journal={Crime & Delinquency},
  pages={358 - 386}
  • J. Smith
  • Published 1980
  • Sociology
  • Crime & Delinquency
Americans have traditionally treated white-collar crime and organized crime as if they were two independent phenomena, but there is a growing awareness that they may not be that distinct and that a better appreciation of both problems would be possible if we had a single conceptual perspective through which to view them. Our alien conspiracy notions about organized crime are a major barrier to that understanding; they proceed from five underlying assumptions about the differences between… Expand
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