publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

The Best Way to Rob a Bank

Aleksandar Marsavelski; John Braithwaite;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 2018 Journal: International Journal for Crime (issn: 2202-7998, eissn: 2202-8005, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Queensland University of Technology
Abstract
<jats:p>Cohen and Machalek’s (1988) evolutionary ecological theory of crime explains why obscure forms of predation can be the most lucrative. Sutherland explained that it is better to rob a bank at the point of a pen than of a gun. The US Savings and Loans scandal of the 1980s suggested ‘the best way to rob a bank is to own one’. Lure constituted by the anomie of warfare and transition to capitalism in former Yugoslavia revealed that the best way to rob a bank is to control the regulatory system: that is, to control a central bank. This makes possible theft of all the people’s money in a society. The criminological imagination must attune to anomie created by c...
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free text keywords: Social Sciences, H, Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology, HV1-9960, Business, Finance, business.industry, Sociology and Political Science, Law, Ecological systems theory, Sociology, Evolutionary ecology, Central bank, Creative commons, Global South, Political economy, Social democracy, Anomie, Capitalism, Social science
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

The Best Way to Rob a Bank

Aleksandar Marsavelski; John Braithwaite;