Is it a few bad apples or…….
“Hey Grandma, What’s a
Is corporate greed deviant?
Deviance comes in many forms….
Clinard and Yeager Study of Corporate Crime
42% charged in multiple cases……..
Project On Government Oversight - Misconduct
toxic dumps are not randomly distributed but are located in communities with high percentages of minorities / poor
(equals over 50% of the landfill capacity)
60% of the landfills were in zip code areas comprised of predominantly African Americans, though they only make up about 20% of the South’s population.
Emelle Alabama – world’s largest toxic waste dump
“Cadillac of Waste Dumps”
Warren County, NC - 32,000 cubic yards of
polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
both locations predominantly poor minorities
*both communities protested but could not fight big business even though the companies had been repeatedly sued for millions of dollars by EPA and state agencies in the past
*NIMBY - unless you live in a poor, powerless, minority community
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