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White Collar Crime
This paper explores white collar crime and offers a defense of corporate deregulation.
# 104295 | 2,511 words | 12 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Jun 09, 2008 in Criminology (General)

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The paper offers a definition of white collar crime and identifies the often neglected victims. The paper looks at the argument that deregulation of the business sector is a good thing even in the face of numerous allegations of corporate fraud and embezzlement. The paper discusses how the American system is not perfect, but maintains that it ultimately falls to companies to enforce their own moral codes and business protocols. The paper further contends that it is the responsibility of share-holders to ask tough questions, to exercise caution and prudence and to educate themselves on the business situation confronting them.

Defining White Collar Crime
The Neglected Victims of White Collar Crime
And Still, a Defense of Deregulation

From the Paper:

"White collar crime emerged as a conspicuous problem in American society right around the same time as the heady, materialistic culture of the 1980s reached its height - or nadir, as the case may be. To wit, while always a part of the American business landscape (at least during the first four decades of the twentieth century, but surely earlier) white collar crime veritably exploded in the 1980s with the huge savings and loans scandals that rocked Wall Street. In this decade, the 2000s, the government has belatedly responded to the most recent rash of white collar crimes by passing a number of laws intended to curb corporate wrong-doing. Unfortunately, it is still too soon to ascertain whether or not these measures are actually working to reduce white collar crime - or simply producing more bureaucratic entanglements (for a broad discussion on all of this, please see Feeley, 2006)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cornell Law School, Legal Information Institute. (2006). White collar crime: An overview. White Collar Crime. Retrieved May 24, 2007 from <http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/index.php/White-collar_crime>
  • Creswell, Julie. (2007, March 20). Class-action suit against Enron bankers is dismissed. International Herald Tribune (France). Retrieved May 24, 2007 from <http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/03/20/business/enron.php>
  • Croall, H. (1992). White Collar Crime. Buckingham, UK: Open University Press.
  • Edelhertz, Herbert. (1970). The Nature, Impact, and Prosecution of White Collar Crime. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Law.
  • Feeley, Drew. (2006). Personality, environment, and the causes of white-collar crime. Law & Psychology, 30, 201-213.

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