"Beyond Neighborhoods and Crime:" Expanding the Scope of Social Disorganization Theory to Explain Occupational Deviance

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Jason L. Davis|Lisa D. Holland-Davis
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This paper proposes a structural explanation for the occupational deviance dimension of white collar crime. The systemic model of social disorganization theory is used as a framework for understanding organizational conditions that produce high rates of harmful or criminal acts by employees against the organization. The model of workplace disorganization proposed here posits parallel mechanisms can be found in communities and organizations. Marginalized workplaces, employee turnover, and age composition act as antecedent factors that discourage employee network formation and collective action against deviance. By refocusing on organizational factors we offer a broader understanding of occupational deviance, one that can predict and explain the workplace conditions under which counterproductive behaviors occur.
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