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Accounts of Honesty. Refuting Allegations of Bribery

Jacobsson, Katarina LU (2012) In Deviant Behavior 33(2). p.108-125
Abstract
This article investigates the stories told by Swedish men charged with bribery. The interviews are drawn from a study of court cases relating to bribery. White-collar criminals often justify their actions with reference to business culture: ‘‘Everyone’s doing it.’’ In this study, when refuting alle- gations, interviewees also invoke a ‘‘folk logic of bribery,’’ thus making use of mainstream cultural resources. Received ideas of a ‘‘real’’ bribe include the act itself, but also the moral character of the people involved. Accordingly, interviewees tailor a version in line with these ideas to refute the allegations against them.
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Bribery, honesty, folk logic, deviance
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Deviant Behavior
volume
33
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2
pages
108 - 125
publisher
Routledge
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  • wos:000301956100002
  • scopus:84858040913
ISSN
1521-0456
DOI
10.1080/01639625.2010.548294
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English
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  author       = {Jacobsson, Katarina},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {108--125},
  publisher    = {Routledge},
  series       = {Deviant Behavior},
  title        = {Accounts of Honesty. Refuting Allegations of Bribery},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639625.2010.548294},
  volume       = {33},
  year         = {2012},
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