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1. Ream, Victoria R. Big Energy, Environmental Crimes, and Sustainability: An Analysis of How Corporations Frame Environmental Issues amid Criminal Prosecutions.

Degree: MA, Sociology (Arts and Sciences), 2017, Ohio University

This thesis examines the two top greenhouse gas emitters in the United States, Duke Energy and American Electric Power. Social constructionism, framing, greenwashing, state-corporate crime framework, and techniques of neutralization theories are used to understand the manner in which these corporations construct claims about sustainable business practices, criminality, and the political climate. This research uses qualitative content analysis methods to explore the claims-making of these corporations, specifically in regards to the global issue of man-made climate change. I argue that Duke Energy and American Electric Power mislead consumers, investors, and the general public; they construct an appearance of being a proactive entity that values sustainability, compliance, and efficiency. In truth, both have multiple civil and criminal cases and millions of dollars in fines and violations due to violations of environmental regulatory laws; and many of the changes made to their business practices are only to meet minimum standards of federal law. They also have a large influence within the politics, as exemplified with the polluter-industrial complex. Further, this research discusses the importance of holding corporations responsible for the harms produced, which affect ecosystems, animals, and society. Advisors/Committee Members: Scanlan, Stephen (Committee Chair).

Subjects/Keywords: Sociology; Sustainability; Corporate Social Responsibility; Greenwashing; Social Constructionism; State-Corporate Crime; Techniques of Neutralization; Criminality; Polluter-Industrial Complex; Environment

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APA (6th Edition):

Ream, V. R. (2017). Big Energy, Environmental Crimes, and Sustainability: An Analysis of How Corporations Frame Environmental Issues amid Criminal Prosecutions. (Masters Thesis). Ohio University. Retrieved from http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ohiou1492768049963644

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Ream, Victoria R. “Big Energy, Environmental Crimes, and Sustainability: An Analysis of How Corporations Frame Environmental Issues amid Criminal Prosecutions.” 2017. Masters Thesis, Ohio University. Accessed August 23, 2017. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ohiou1492768049963644.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Ream, Victoria R. “Big Energy, Environmental Crimes, and Sustainability: An Analysis of How Corporations Frame Environmental Issues amid Criminal Prosecutions.” 2017. Web. 23 Aug 2017.

Vancouver:

Ream VR. Big Energy, Environmental Crimes, and Sustainability: An Analysis of How Corporations Frame Environmental Issues amid Criminal Prosecutions. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Ohio University; 2017. [cited 2017 Aug 23]. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ohiou1492768049963644.

Council of Science Editors:

Ream VR. Big Energy, Environmental Crimes, and Sustainability: An Analysis of How Corporations Frame Environmental Issues amid Criminal Prosecutions. [Masters Thesis]. Ohio University; 2017. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ohiou1492768049963644

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