lecture 1, soc 149

lecture 1, soc 149 - Varieties of white collar and...

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Varieties of white collar and organizational crime White collar and organization crime as old as civilization Forstalling; 15 dollar water! Caveat emptor
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Definition of white collar crime Original term coined by Edwin Sutherland Crimes committed by the priveledged classes, hence the white vs blue collar Broader definition: Non violent act committed for financial gain, regardless of social status (p. 3, TWCC).
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Aspects of definition Non Violent Meant to contrast with street or ordinary crime (homicide, rape, robbery, assasult) Are all white collar crimes without violence? Bohpal India: 1984 relase of chemicals due to negligent management of plant; 500K exposed, more than 25k deaths Non Violent?
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Financial gain Essential aspect of white collar crime Does not have to be personal Terrorists using credit card fraud to fund terror network Osama does live a life of luxury in that cave….
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Social status Yes, many more people now
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2010 for the course SOC 149 taught by Professor Parker during the Spring '10 term at UC Riverside.

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