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White Collar Crime and Enron
This paper looks at white collar crime and the lessons that can be learned from Enron.
# 109304 | 2,600 words | 4 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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In this article, the writer notes that in the past decade, fraud, corruption and crime have emerged as the greatest threats to economic development and business management. The list of companies that have been economically crippled by white collar crime continues to grow, as the lives of their corresponding CEOs and board of directors are subject to ruin in the process. The writer points out that the fall of Enron remains one of the most notable accounting scandals involving white collar criminals. This paper analyzes the actions of various individuals portrayed in the film 'Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room', and examines their actions under theories attributable to white collar crimes. Finally, the paper concludes by explaining the concept of the micro-macro connection through utilization of the casual analysis in the paper.

Instances of White Collar Crime Portrayed in the Film
Theoretical Behavior Analysis
Social-Psychological Theory
Strain Theory
Organization Theory
Differential Association Theory

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Canto, V. (2002). How Enron Failed. Retrieved November 14, 2007 from http://www.nationalreview.com/nrof_canto/cantoprint01402.html.
  • Friedrichs, D. (2006). Trusted criminals: White Collar Crime in Contemporary Society. Wadsworth Publishing.
  • Kadlec, D. (2002). Enron: Who's Accountable? Retrieved November 11, 2007 from http://www.time.com/time/business/printout/0,8816,193520,00.html.
  • Schlegel, K. & Wersburd, D. (1992). White Collar Crime Reconsidered. Northeastern University Press.

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