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Regulation and governance versus criminology: disciplinary divides, intersections and opportunities

Almond, P. and van Erp, J. (2018) Regulation and governance versus criminology: disciplinary divides, intersections and opportunities. Regulation and Governance. ISSN 1748-5991

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1111/rego.12202

Abstract/Summary

This paper seeks to bridge the disciplinary gap between regulation and governance studies, and criminology. Based on a review of theoretical and empirical work on corporate crime, this paper argues that divergent approaches to questions of individual agency, localised variety, and political context, have drawn these two disciplines in different directions. Regulatory governance scholarship has thrived as a discipline, but also narrowed its focus around these issues. Corporate criminology offers a means of broadening this focus by drawing attention to the normative theorizing behind the regulatory project. At the same time, however, insights drawn from regulatory governance scholarship can prompt corporate criminology to innovate by broadening the scope of its engagement beyond the sphere of traditional criminal justice. The paper argues for the development of a research agenda to sit at their intersection, and which engages with the challenges that exist at the interface between criminal and regulatory law.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Law
ID Code:77398
Publisher:Wiley

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