White-Collar Criminals

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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style Business and government-related crimes Lecture 7 Goals of the lecture 1. To distinguish between business crime and government-related crimes 2. Types of business and government-related crimes and case studies 3. Statistics on business crimes and government related-crimes and accuracy of data 4. Explanations for business and government- related crimes 5. Punishment of business and government- related crimes What is white-collar? First proposed by Edward H. Sutherland (1939) Sutherland believed the criminal justice system was too pre-occupied by street crimes and low status offenders. DISCUSSION: DO YOU BELIEVE THAT THE CJ system today is still obsessed with street crime and low status offenders? Edward H. Sutherland (1939) definition of white collar crime: a crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation What are some problems with this definition of white- collar crime? What is white-collar crime? Edelhertz rejects the idea that: White collar crime must be an occupational related crime White collar crime must be committed by individuals in high social status. Edelhertz definition: an illegal act or series of illegal acts committed by nonphysical means and by concealment or guile to obtain money or property to avoid payment or loss of money or property or to obtain business or personal advantage What is white-collar crime?...
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