Re-Inventing Justice: A Case Study of Elite Crime in Higher Education

Jagan R. Lingamneni, Governors State University

This paper will attempt a case study of the criminal elite in the intellectual tradition of Coleman (1985, 1989) and others. It will be an examination of criminal actions and behaviors in higher educational administration at a public university that continue to persist unabated and unpunished. Faculty action and reviews do not seem to have serious consequences or serve as deterrents in an academic setting that perpetuates a management vs. labor union environment. Ironically, "whistle-blowing" that has brought down or deterred many politicians and also impacted on corporate white collar crime to some extent does not seem to provide lessons to academic administrators and managers in a teaching and learning environment.

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