Critical Criminology

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 295–306 | Cite as

The Corporate Crimes of Dow Chemical and the Failure to Regulate Environmental Pollution

  • Rebecca S. KatzEmail author


A case study of Dow Chemical Company using scholarly research, journalistic investigations, and government documents reveals the existence of the criminogenic corporate-state. The Corporate-State manages and regulates itself with limited interference from the Environmental Protection Agency and in the form of Dow Chemicals is responsible for numerous environmental crimes both nationally and globally all of which have been linked to numerous health, labor and economic problems. Future researchers are encouraged to undertake similar case studies to expose the Corporate-State and the criminal harms done to ordinary citizens for the sake of profit.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Sociology, Social Work and CriminologyMorehead State UniversityMoreheadUSA

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