white collar crime

December 18, 2019
man in suit pocketing company money

White Collar Crimes

When we talk about crime, people conjure up images of shady characters lurking in alleyways or a white chalk outline on the floor. While shows like CSI and Forensic Files perpetuate these types of scenarios, violent crime isn’t the only type of crime that occurs in society. When Bernie Madoff bilks hapless investors out of hundreds of millions of dollars or Jordan Belfort peddles worthless penny stocks to unsuspecting clients, they’re committing white collar crimes.  Although financial crimes such as […]
November 30, 2018
cyber crime

White Collar Crime in the 21st Century

Coining the Phrase When the sociologist and professor, Edwin Sutherland, coined the phrase “white collar crime” back in 1939, he lifted the veil on an entire stratum of society that was accustomed to managing their more nefarious affairs in secret.  Previously, people usually talked about crime as the province of the lower classes, often committed on inner-city streets by those with very little to lose.  Sutherland, however, believed that people were underestimating the propensity of the upper class to commit […]
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