Unformatted text preview: relatively technical actions. • White-collar crime tends to be intermingled with legitimate behavior • Victimization tends to be diffuse. Harm is not always conceptualized or identifiable as such because it is usually spread out over a substantial number of victims. • The monetary sums that are involved tend to be quite large. i.e. Michael Milken , Ken Lay o White-collar criminals steal by manipulating symbols rahter than objects o White collar crime occurs extends over time • White-collar crime is rarely prosecuted and rarely convicted. Penalties are light. • With respect to perception and prosecution, evidence indicating that they have taken place is not as clear-cut as with street crime. • Limited media coverage • Coroporate criminals are not heavily stigmatized: they don't acquire "criminal identities." • Relative to their incidence, arrests are very rarely made...
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- Fall '10
- Neutralization, theft, White-collar crime, Milken, White-Collar Crime/Corporate Crime