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

Snider,L and Molnar,A 2013, The ‘great unwatched’ and the ‘lightly touched’: surveillance and stock market fraud. In Ball,K and Snider,L (ed), Surveillance-industrial complex, Routledge, London, Eng., pp.122-138.

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Title The ‘great unwatched’ and the ‘lightly touched’: surveillance and stock market fraud
Author(s) Snider,L
Molnar,AORCID iD for Molnar,A
Title of book Surveillance-industrial complex
Editor(s) Ball,K
Publication date 2013
Chapter number 8
Total chapters 12
Start page 122
End page 138
Total pages 17
Publisher Routledge
Place of Publication London, Eng.
Keyword(s) Self-Help
Summary This chapter examines financial corporate crime, specifically the discontinuitiesand asymmetries in power that condition the differential uses of surveillance andsurveillance technologies in the governance of stock market fraud. It studiesstate and non-state control ('rule at a distance') (Rose and Miller 1992), theresistance practiced by the powerful economic actors who make up national andinternational equity trading markets, and the control efforts of regulatory agenciescharged with preventing, regulating and enforcing laws to counter stockmarket crime. At a theoretical level the study critiques the claims of surveillanceliteratures 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 codeis used by powerful bankers, lawyers, accountants and stock brokers to construct'visibility covers' (Williams 2008: 1; Snider 2009; Braithwaite 2005).
ISBN 0415634474
Language eng
Field of Research 160299 Criminology not elsewhere classified
180110 Criminal Law and Procedure
Socio Economic Objective 940499 Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category B1.1 Book chapter
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