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White Collar Crimes
Vivian Chauon 7 June 2014
Transcript of White Collar Crimes
By Vivian Chau & Alex Pringle
"a crime committed by a persons of respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation"
- Edwin H Sutherlands
"any criminal activity for financial advantage that occurs in the course of business"
Crimes against the government
crimes against consumers
Crimes against workers
Crimes against the public
$100 - $300
BLUE COLLAR CRIME
"a crime committed by the lower class which inflict harm to an individual or property
- Megan Graham, 2012
Market research suggests that stories of crime and violence increase news ratings
... "If it bleeds, it leads"
Blue collar creates a "dangerous world"
TIMOTHY PATRICK COUSINS
A Case Study on
Embezzled $1.19 million over the course of 7 years
Someone in a person of trust with money takes and uses it for their own personal use.
"Previous good character, with no significant criminal activity"
"By reason of the position of trust that he held and by his apparent trustworthy character and nature"
sense of betrayal
loss of faith
ISSUES IN WHITE COLLAR CRIME
"... in turn hired the best friend of the judge as local counsel, and who, as a result ,secured a not guilty verdict after persuading the judge to keep key evidence out of the jury room"
Ford Motor Company
A Case Study on
Society functions so that each individual and group struggle to maximise their benefits
sell their labour
"Bound by mutual interests, the power elite periodically commit acts of elite wrongdoing and enact policies that are designer to perpetuate their power"
"Elite deviance is the deviant behaviour of societal elites that make them negative role models who encourage distrust, cynicism and alienation among non-elites"
End over means