Criminogenic Dynamics of the Construction Industry: A State-Corporate Crime Perspective

Davies, J. (2021) 'Criminogenic dynamics of the construction industry: a state-corporate crime perspective'. Journal of White Collar and Corporate Crime.

25 Pages Posted: 1 Jul 2021

Date Written: June 18, 2021

Abstract

Construction industries provide significant opportunities for criminal and harmful processes to occur, including fraud, tax evasion, poor health and safety, and underpayment of workers. Building on previous work from the state-corporate crime agenda, this article places industry at the forefront of discussion, by examining how “criminogenic industry structures” emerge in construction work. The article refers to the key instances of worker blacklisting and “umbrella company” tax fraud, situating them within broader discussions on systemic processes that enable state-corporate harm to develop. This paper contributes to the state-corporate crime agenda by demonstrating how discussions on criminogenic industry structures provide critical links between organizational processes and broader political-economic dynamics, which is crucial for developing a criminological discourse.

Suggested Citation

Davies, Jon, Criminogenic Dynamics of the Construction Industry: A State-Corporate Crime Perspective (June 18, 2021). Davies, J. (2021) 'Criminogenic dynamics of the construction industry: a state-corporate crime perspective'. Journal of White Collar and Corporate Crime., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3869658 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3869658

Jon Davies (Contact Author)

Staffordshire University ( email )

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Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST4 2DF
United Kingdom

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