Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. Susan Carlson

Second Advisor

Dr. Susan Caufield

Third Advisor

Dr. Ronald Kramer

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


This study outlines the evolution of White-Collar criminological studies of the 1940's, to the more specific study of State-Corporate in the Defense Industry. Furthermore, it outlines the procurement process used by the Department of Defense and puts these processes within a theoretical framework to better explain how State-Corporate crimes occur.

This study focuses on the process by which billions of dollars are wasted each year within the military procurement process, and specifically outlines the fraudulent procurement practices utilized by the General Dynamics Corporation when it built the Trident Submarine during the 1970's.

This study also explains the concept of the Military Industrial Complex and the powerful actors within this entity that perpetuate State-Corporate crime in the Defense Industry.

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