Kailemia, MLW (2016) Peeling back the bask: sociopathy and the rhizomes of the EU food industry. European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, 24 (2-3). pp. 176-195. ISSN 1571-8174

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This article examines the eu food industry (apropos of the 2013 ‘Horse Meat Scandal’) applying the notion of sociopathy which has hitherto been confined to analyses of corporate banking and insurance. In the ‘underground’ of the eu meat industry we encounter sociopaths nurtured not only by the rhizomes of its industrial con, but also by collective consumer apathy: Despite a pervasive culture of food fraud—with at least 1305 different ingredient adulteration cases since 1980—there is little criminological examination of the culture and environment of the everyday, ‘harmless’, sociopaths present in the tributaries of the eu food supply. More than merely mapping the food industry sociopath, our overall aim is to contribute an interdisciplinary reading of the processes which sustain and reproduce his kind.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: corruption, criminology, corporate crime, sociopathy, eu, psychology, meat fraud, horse meat scandal
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Science and Public Policy
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2016 11:20
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2019 08:41
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/1890

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