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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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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10