O medi fraud doctors committing crimes relatively

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o Medi-fraud: doctors committing crimes Relatively easy Can charge for procedures that weren ’t done  Can provide unnecessary referrals/procedures - Corporate crime o Committed by corporation or people acting on its behalf o Corporate or people working do the crime to help company False advertising, taxes, labor regulations, environmental regulations, trademarks o Cost of white collar and corporate crimes: higher than street crimes o White collar crimes can kill people  occupation related deaths are related to unsafe working conditions Who is most likely to be arrested in Canada? - Age o Youth (15-24) - Gender o Men – socialized to be aggressive  - Social class o Lower classes – In terms of arrest/prison - Race and ethnicity o Indigenous peoples (esp. women) grossly overrepresented in prison o Poverty, lack of opportunities, discrimination  leads to disproportionate arrests - Black Canadians - Disproportionate involvement in gang-related activity  majority of young black men are not criminals/gangs BUT it ’s a disproportionate % o Poverty – lack of opportunities  o Negative educational experiences – stereotyping, low expectation o Identity struggles – glorified gangster lifestyle  o Over-policed and under-supported - Systemic racism: o At every stage of criminal justice system: Black people treated more harshly than white people o More likely to be pulled over – for just driving, not violating traffic  laws o “Criminalizing black people” - (Driving while Black; racial profiling) - Clip from Brides Maids  Annie tried to get police officer ’s  attention by doing illegal things BUT in that clip, she was listening to Dr. Dre
very loudly and portrayed it as ‘’dangerous driving’’  We have come to criminalize black culture o More likely to be charged o More likely to be held overnight o More time in jail awaiting trial What is the traditional justification for punishment, and what are some alternatives? y

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