White Collar Crime

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What is white collar crime?
When middle class individuals abuse their positions within an organisation in order to gain personally (profits)
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Who is the key theorist?
Croall
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What does he state white collar crime?
That it includes fiddling expsenses, fraud and professional misconduct.
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What is an example of this?
Doctors faking prescriptions for example the one for £700,000
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What is states about the under-representation of white collar crime?
That its underrepresented because of a number of factors
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What are these four?
Hard to investigate, detect, they have institutional protection, no victims as such
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What does this mean in official stats?
That working class are represented as committing crime more than m/c
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If people are higher class what does this mean?
They are less likely to be detected, arrested, charged or prosecuted.
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What is the first reason for white collar crime?
Strain theory, anomie and relative deprivation
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What is stated about this?
That although m/c are a high class, they are still likely to feel relatively deprived and they may be in debt so may therefore innovate in order to commit crime and gain wealth or it may be because they want more profit.
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What is the second reason for white collar crime?
Control theory
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Explain this?
That there are often no victims so it may may them feel less guilty and also fierce competition which is socilaised may lead to crimes being committed.
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What's the final point?
Edge Work
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Who are the two theorists?
Katz and Lyng
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What did they state?
That thrill seeking and risk taking could motivate m/c poeple to commit crimes
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