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The ‘great unwatched’ and the ‘lightly touched’: surveillance and stock market fraud

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This chapter examines financial corporate crime, specifically the discontinuities and asymmetries in power that condition the differential uses of surveillance and surveillance technologies in the governance of stock market fraud. It studies state and non-state control ('rule at a distance') (Rose and Miller 1992), the resistance practiced by the powerful economic actors who make up national and international equity trading markets, and the control efforts of regulatory agencies charged with preventing, regulating and enforcing laws to counter stock market crime. At a theoretical level the study critiques the claims of surveillance literatures that technologically mediated surveillance, 'the new transparency', renders all social fields visible, and therefore knowable, manageable and governable (Haggerty and Ericson 2000), by documenting and interrogating how code is used by powerful bankers, lawyers, accountants and stock brokers to construct 'visibility covers' (Williams 2008: 1; Snider 2009; Braithwaite 2005).

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Chapter number

8

Pagination

122-138

ISBN-13

9780415634472

ISBN-10

0415634474

Language

eng

Publication classification

B1.1 Book chapter

Copyright notice

2013, Taylor & Francis

Extent

12

Editor/Contributor(s)

Ball K, Snider L

Publisher

Routledge

Place of publication

London, Eng.

Title of book

Surveillance-industrial complex

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