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(1996) DITTON, Jason, Natural Criminology: An Essay on the Fiddle, Pressgang, Glasgow, (reprinted 1999) ISBN 0 946025 01 1, 140 pp. To read a summary, click here. To read the whole book, click here.

(1995) HAW, Sally & DITTON, Jason, Perceptions of Drug Control Problems and Policies: A Comparison of Scotland and Holland in the 1980s, The Scottish Office Central Research Unit, ISSN 0950-2254; ISBN 0 7480 1216 8, pp. 23.

(1994) DITTON, Jason & FORD, Roslyn, The Reality of Probation: A Formal Ethnography of Process and Practice, Aldershot, Gower/Avebury ISBN 1 85628 858 7, 110 pp.

(1992) FORD, Roslyn; DITTON, Jason & LAYBOURN, Ann, Probation in Scotland: Process and Practice, The Scottish Office Central Research Unit, ISBN 0 7480 0622 2, 67pp.

(1991) DITTON, Jason; WATKINSON, Tom; MADIGAN, Ruth & LITTLEWOOD, Paul, "'Red Nose for Sociology'? - Images of Sociology as a Degree Subject", Social Science Teacher, Vol. 20, No. 3, Summer, pp. 76-7.

(1983) DITTON, Jason, entries on "fiddling" and on "part-time crime" in D. Walsh & A. Poole (eds) A Dictionary of Criminology, London, RKP.

(1983) DITTON, Jason, "How did the black economy do in 1982?" Assessment, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 6-7.

(1982) DITTON, Jason & DUFFY, James "Bias in the newspaper reporting of crime news", British Journal of Criminology, Vol. 23, No. 2, April, pp. 159-65.

(1981) DITTON, Jason & BROWN, Richard, "Why don't they revolt? 'Invisible income' as a neglected dimension of Runciman's relative deprivation thesis", British Journal of Sociology, Vol. 32, No. 4, pp. 521-30.

(1981) DITTON, Jason, "Obituary: Donald F. Roy, 1909-1980: One of the boys on the line", Urban Life, Vol. 10, No. 3, October, pp. 235-7.

(1981) DITTON, Jason, "Spotlight on the black economy reveals how it is time to stop counting - and start collecting " Assessment, Vol. 2, No. 10, pp. 6-7.

(1980) DITTON, Jason, "The £1,500 millions fiddle: How tax vanishes through service industries " Assessment, Vol. 1, No. 5, pp. 6-7.

(1980) DITTON, Jason, The View from Goffman, (edited collection) London, Macmillan; New York, St. Martin's Press ISBN 0 333 24524 5, 289 pp.

(1980) DITTON, Jason "Catch 'em young" New Society, Vol. 51, No. 912, pp. 655-6.

(1979) DITTON, Jason, "Sociology" in Klaus Boehm and Nick Wellings (eds) The Student Book, London, Macmillan.

(1979) DITTON, Jason, "Baking time", Sociological Review, Vol. 27, No. 1, February, pp. 157-67.

(1979) DITTON, Jason, Controlology: Beyond the New Criminology, London, Macmillan; New York, St. Martin's Press ISBN 0 333 29565 3, 124 pp.

(1977) DITTON, Jason, Part-Time Crime: An Ethnography of Fiddling and Pilferage, London, Macmillan; New York, St. Martin's Press (reprinted 1979) ISBN 0 333 21466 8, 195 pp.

(1977) DITTON, Jason, "Alibis and aliases: some notes on the 'motives' of fiddling bread salesmen", Sociology, Vol. 11, No. 2, May, pp. 233-55.

(1977) DITTON, Jason, "Learning to 'fiddle' customers: an essay on the organised production of part-time theft", Sociology of Work and Occupations, Vol. 4, No. 4, November, pp. 427-50.

(1977) DITTON, Jason, "Perks, pilferage and 'the fiddle': the historical structure of invisible wages", Theory and Society, Vol. IV, No. 1, pp. 39-71.

(1977) DITTON, Jason, "Monotony at work", Society Today, No. 13, pp. 3-6.

(1976) DITTON, Jason, "Moral horror vs. folk terror: class, output restriction and the social organisation of exploitation", Sociological Review, Vol. 24, No. 3, August, pp. 519-544.

(1974) DITTON, Jason "The fiddling salesman: Connivance at corruption" New Society, Vol. 30, No. 634, pp. 535-7.

(1972) DITTON, Jason "Absent at work: Or how to manage monotony" New Society, Vol. 2, No. 533, pp. 679-81.



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(2001) SHAPLAND, Joanna, ALBRECHT, Hans-Jorg, DITTON, Jason & Godefroy, Thierry (eds) The Informal Economy: Threat and Opportunity in the City, Max Planck Institut, Freiburg.