Corporate Crime Research Paper by ABCs

Corporate Crime
This paper explroes how criminologists and sociologists explain and prevent corporate crime.
# 112854 | 2,172 words | 8 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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The paper offers an overview of corporate crime and the unclear reasons behind these types of crimes. The paper first discusses the difficulties in prosecuting wealthy business people who wield enormous power over politicians. The paper then shows the need for both criminologists and sociologists to understand the motivations behind corporate crime and bring the perpetrators to justice.

From the Paper:

"While there are people who feel that corporations are engaged in organized crime, this is really not the case, and organized crime and corporate crime are different entities. What they are and how they are treated, however, do have some similarities that are significant (Finney, 1982: 266). The purpose of this paper will be to talk about those similarities and differences to give a good understanding of corporate crime and to show how criminologists and sociologists explain and prevent them. This is important, because the prevention of these kinds of crimes as well as others has significance in today's fast-paced life where wrongdoings are sometimes easily covered up and too many people tend to look the other way when they are aware of something going on that should not be."

Sample of Sources Used:

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