CJ403_wk7_DP---Q. In your opinion, what are the factors, if any, which cause the disparity with gend

CJ403_wk7_DP---Q. In your opinion, what are the factors, if any, which cause the disparity with gend

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CJ403 Week 7 Discussion Post Q. In your opinion, what are the factors, if any, which cause the disparity with gender of white collar offenders? A. “One of the oldest and most widely accepted findings in criminology is that males are more likely to be offenders than females”. (Benson & Simpson, P168) The reading suggested that research indicates that women are far less likely to commit violent type crimes than men and I concur with this statement as it is evident in our prison system populations. With white collar crimes being that of nonviolent and nonphysical crimes, women could certainly be participants but on the other hand, white collar offenders are typically in positions of responsibility and power and women have not been able to climb the corporate ladder until recent years; glass ceiling phenomenon if you will. As is the case with most things, the type of white collar crime being committed is a
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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

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