lecture 2, soc 149

lecture 2, soc 149 - Assignment: Your white collar crime...

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Assignment: Your white collar crime Due February 24, 2010 in class Assignment Find a white collar/organizational crime not discussed in detail (not one of the three cases) Newspapers, on line sources In Five pages: What happened; who was hurt; how much was lost; what theories apply to explain why it happened; what punishment was put on offenders
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Why does white collar crime happen? Two ways for individuals to advance themselves Be lucky (not that much luck out there) Or cheat Counterfeiting coins and bills Very old; 648 BCE; 13 th century; Civil War US: 1/3 of coins/bills counterfeit
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season? Miles Davis (greatest jazz trumpet player ever): Blue Xmas: its the time when the greedy give a dime to the needy Veblen’s studies of conspicuous consumption and the leisure class But is this just individual greed adding up? Consuming regular goods not that exciting
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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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