White-Collar Crime

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White-collar crimes differ from other crimes in how they are committed, whom they are committed by, and how they are viewed. Scholars first called attention to white-collar offenses because they believed the public was apathetic to them and that offenders were less likely to be caught and prosecuted than other types of criminals. However, these offenses are now viewed more seriously and treated more punitively than in the past. The early history and evolution of white-collar crime as a concept, the nature and extent of these crimes, and other considerations unique to white-collar criminality are further examined and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Violence, Peace, & Conflict: Volume 1-4, Third Edition
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780128201954
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022


  • Consumer crime
  • Corporate crime
  • Elite deviance
  • Financial crime
  • Fraud
  • Occupational crime
  • Organizational crime
  • Perceptions of crime
  • Punishment
  • Sentencing
  • White-collar crime


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