White Collar Crime Essay

1049 Words Feb 20th, 2015 5 Pages
White Collar Crime Cost Society more than Street Crime
Debbre Paige
Sociology I Professor: Ngo Lee Strayer University June 13, 2014

Abstract
White Collar Crime cost society more than street crime because it affects everyone from the C.E.O. of the company to the common consumer. White Collar Crime usually consist of non-violent behavior; involving activities such as; deception, corruption, embezzlement, breach of trust, and health care fraud, just to name a few, and is committed by using a computer and paperwork. Street Crime on the other hand consists mostly of violent behavior, and almost always involves the use of a weapon.

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White Collar Crime costs the economy by raising the cost of goods and services and it also decreases the effectiveness of doing business in the long run that has a negative effect impact on businesses and society.

From the Conflict Theory perspective, this analyzes the struggle between groups of people engaging in conflict over limited resources. White Collar crimes are usually committed by members of elite society, during the course of their occupations. They also have heavy ties to top level Government officials responsible for enforcing the law. Street crime is usually committed by working class people.

Street Crime

Street Crime is defined as any criminal activity committed in a public place. www.macmillandictionary.com. It affects all of society in some form. Everyone feels the ramifications in different degree levels; from medical costs, property damage or loss, loss of income from not being able to work because of injuries, and the ultimate loss is life. Being a victim of crime can also have a psychological effect on the victim. They begin to be afraid to go outside, they stop trusting people, and sometimes they become criminals themselves. Children are also very heavily affected by crime. According to the, “U.S. Department of Justice”; 60% of all children nationwide have been exposed to some type of crime in their childhood. It also gives them a

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