Criminogenic dynamics of the construction industry: a state-corporate crime perspective

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Abstract

Construction industries provide significant opportunities for criminal and harmful processes to occur, including fraud, tax evasion,
poor health and safety, and underpayment of workers. Building on previous work from the state-corporate crime agenda, this
article places industry at the forefront of discussion, by examining how “criminogenic industry structures” emerge in construction
work. The article refers to the key instances of worker blacklisting and “umbrella company” tax fraud, situating them within
broader discussions on systemic processes that enable state-corporate harm to develop. This paper contributes to the statecorporate
crime agenda by demonstrating how discussions on criminogenic industry structures provide critical links between
organizational processes and broader political-economic dynamics, which is crucial for developing a criminological discourse.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of White Collar and Corporate Crime
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Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2021