Unformatted text preview: strong predictor of gender participants. “Women make up less the 5% of those convicted of antitrust or securities frauds in the Yale study, but accounted for almost half of the convicted bank embezzler’s”. (Benson & Simpson, P169) An interesting note in the reading is that women are typically less likely to have a higher education and when they did commit offenses, they were less complex type offenses. From the very criteria that we read is required to classify someone as a white collar criminal; higher educations, positions of power, average age of 40, etc., it would be my educated guess that women would not be in positions often to commit white collar crimes. However, women are certainly beginning to meet or exceed these criterion as they are more and more accepted into position s of power; so I would argue that the gender gap overtime will become exponentially smaller....
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- Spring '14
- White-collar worker, white collar, White-collar crime, Benson