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    word ‘crime,’ we automatically assume that it involves criminal or civil crimes. These crimes usually involve people in robberies, murders, or even injuries. However, there are also crimes that are committed by a company or a business. Business crimes or white collar crimes are crimes committed by a businesses or government professional. These crimes are often committed using confidential information attained by an individual to commit fraud. There are diverse types of white collar crimes, including

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    Welcome to the age of white collar crime. A time when the words thieves and businessmen go hand in hand. White collar criminals don't get their hands dirty in their work. They use their heads to get what they want instead of using a little muscle. These criminals are just as dangerous as the rapists and murderers. In these times, even the most seemingly respectable people are suspected of white collar crimes. President Clinton and the first lady Hillary Clinton have been tangled up in the Whitewater

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    White collar crimes have very distinguishing features that convey a different standard than any other set of crimes that are committed within the judicial system. Consequently, these features are what make white collar crimes not only hard to identify that a crime has occurred, but also the cost and extent of the crimes. First white-collar crimes are not oblivious to those around them, unlike street crimes where you realize that a crime has been committed. Unlike a murder or burglary, the signs

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    1. Literature Review Crimes have been occurring in our society for many years and recently the occurrence of non-violent crimes has increased dramatically. Traditional and white collar crimes have two traits in common, an objective and a modus operandi, but the major difference is that a white collar criminal has a plan and also the ability, knowledge and technology to execute it (Nevis, 2012). White-collar crimes can occur at any occupational level and affects all parts of society, from big businesses

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    those who are rich and powerful as crimes (Reiman). “When white collar criminals are prosecuted and convicted their sentences tend to be lenient when judged by the cost their crimes have imposed on society (Remain).” This day and age, crime is not restricted to street violence, an atrociously, inconspicuous crime has made its way to center stage, has made its way to center stage, but not across the minds of many Americans or various news stories. “White Collar crime is a comparatively new form of deviance

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    Crimes are one of the many things that all humans have in common. Whether it be a serious crime or not, everyone can commit a crime and go to jail for it. There are two types of crime that can be considered complete opposites of each other. They are white collar crimes and street crimes. White collar crimes are considered nonviolent crimes committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his/her occupation such as fraud, embezzlement, or bribery. On the other hand,

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    White Collar Crimes and Drug Crimes both causes a big problem with our society. White Collar Crimes according to the film “The Business of White Collar Crime” as a crime committed by a person with respectability and a high social status in accordance to his occupation. While a drug crime is a crime where you have possession of drug paraphernalia or if you are manufacturing drugs. Another way to be charged with a drug crime is if you are trafficking and distributing drugs. Drug crimes can be done

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    “White Collar Crime” was first defined by Edwin Sutherland in 1939, ‘as a crime committed by a person of respectability and of high social status in the course of his occupation.’ This definition has been further explored, refined and redefined by several successors in various fields. His definition was offender based (and crime based) and gave theorists a way to label offenses committed by the “wealthy” and “successful” who have high status and part of an elite collective group. However, this definition

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    White-collar crimes are just as prevalent today as ordinary street crimes. Studies show that criminal acts committed by white-collar criminals continue to increase due to unforeseen opportunities presented in the corporate world, but these crimes are often overlooked or minimally publicized in reference to criminal acts on the street. Many street crimes are viewed as unnecessary, horrendous crimes because they are committed by lower class citizens, whereas white collar crimes are illegal acts committed

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    Criminal law and white-collar crime Last name/First name Institution Affiliation The concept of white-collar crime was first explained in the field of criminology by a professor known as Edwin Sutherland in the year 1941 (Sutherland, Geis & Goff, 1983). He defined this type of crime as a one which is committed by persons of respectability and high social class in the course of their occupation. Examples of such a crime include infringement of patents, false advertisements, publication of falsified

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