- Words: 1509
- Length: 5 Pages
- Topic: Criminal Justice
- Paper #: 42787468
White Collar Crime Theories, Laws and Processes
Explain white collar crime in terms of various theories related to criminology and crime.
A white collar crime is an illegal and unethical act that violates public trust (Friedrichs, 2010). Common examples include misrepresentation, stealing, misappropriation, self-dealing, and corruption (Echols & Richardson, 2011). Most are crimes of opportunity and hold similar characteristics to corporate crime -- fraud, insider trading and other illegal acts of a