Commercial Deviance: A Criminality that has been Treated as a Low Priority by Australian Governments

Holland R.C. (1993) Commercial Deviance: A Criminality that has been Treated as a Low Priority by Australian Governments. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 17 1-2: 121-148. doi:10.1080/01924036.1993.9689011


Author Holland R.C.
Title Commercial Deviance: A Criminality that has been Treated as a Low Priority by Australian Governments
Journal name International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2157-6475
Publication date 1993-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/01924036.1993.9689011
Volume 17
Issue 1-2
Start page 121
End page 148
Total pages 28
Subject 3207 Social Psychology
3308 Law
3312 Sociology and Political Science
Abstract In Australia during the past century public concern about commercial deviance has tended to be more evident following a number of embarrassing episodes that cost shareholders and investors considerable amounts of money, such as the crash of the mining boom in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Calls have followed these episodes for governments to introduce reforms and make regulatory agencies more effective. Now in the early 1990s similar calls are being made to governments. In this article some of the major changes that took place in response to the revelations of widespread commercial deviance during the 1970s are outlined, and comment is made on the reasons why governments have not over-hauled the laws governing commercial conduct, and continually under resourced regulatory agencies.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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