Toxic crimes: Examining corporate victimization of the general public employing medical and epidemiological evidence

Michael J. Lynch, Paul Stretesky

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Abstract

This article examines the issue of corporate harm and violence using evidence from medical literature and related studies that focus on the health consequences associated with toxic waste, pesticide and dioxin exposure. These studies provide a useful alternative measure of the harms produced by corporate crimes of violence that are unmeasured in more traditional sources of data. Further, the kinds of health consequences associated with modern industrial production of toxic waste products can be thought of as "criminal" in the broadest sense since alternative, nontoxic methods of production are often available. Examples of these alternative methods of production are provided, along with a discussion of the impact current practices have on minority health.

Original languageEnglish
Article number405799
Pages (from-to)153-172
Number of pages20
JournalCritical Criminology
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2001

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