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In plain sight - Examining the harms of professional wrestling as state-corporate crime

Corteen, KM (2018) In plain sight - Examining the harms of professional wrestling as state-corporate crime. Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, 4 (1). ISSN 2056-3841

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Abstract

Purpose – To explore critically the potentially harmful business of professional wrestling in the United States as state-corporate crime. Design/methodology/approach – This paper comprises desk-based research of secondary sources. The lack of official data on the harms experienced by professional wrestlers means that much of the data regarding this is derived from quantitative and qualitative accounts from Internet sites dedicated to this issue. Findings – A major finding is that with regard to the work-related harms experienced by professional wrestlers, the business may not be wholly to blame, but nor is it entirely blame-free. It proposes that one way the work-related harms can be understood is via an examination of the political economic context of neo-liberalism from the 1980s onwards and subsequent state-corporate actions and inactions. Practical implications – The paper raises questions about the regulation of the professional wrestling industry together with the misclassification of wrestlers’ worker status (also known as wage theft and tax fraud) and the potential role they play in the harms incurred in this industry. Social implications – The potential wider social implications of the misclassification of workers are raised. Originality/value – The originality and value of this paper is the examination of work-related harms within the professional wrestling industry through the lens of state-corporate crime. Key words Professional Wrestling, Work-related Harms, Worker Misclassification, State-Corporate Crime Paper type Case study

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Professional Wrestling, Work-related Harms, Worker Misclassification, State-Corporate Crime
Subjects: K Law > KF United States Federal Law
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV561 Sports
Divisions: School of Law
Publisher: Emerald
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2018 11:20
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2018 04:39
DOI or Identification number: 10.1108/JCPP-01-2018-0004
Editors: Wagg, S
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/7855

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