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Crime is whatever the rich say crime is since they generally make the laws. The second perspective that is taken into account when explaining the correlation between society and crime is the conflict view. Unlike the consensus view, the conflict interpretation of crime is, “the reflection of power relationships in society and serves the interest of those in control” (Winfree & Abadinsky, 2010, pg5). The diverse groups in society are in competition with one another for power and high position in society in order to create the definition crime. Within the so... ... middle of paper ... ...e/2007/04/22/AR200704 Van Gelder, J.
White-collar crime in America is insufficiently controlled due to weak laws, a broad pool of victims, and the enormous power scale of those involved. Some in the business world would argue that the recently intensified sentencing guidelines for white-collar crime provide sufficient punishment for the criminals involved. However, with the increase if the promi... ... middle of paper ... ...tter. White-collar crime must stop being seen as a nonviolent, gentle class of crime. Programs, laws, and guidelines must be put into place to protect the citizens these seemingly trustworthy, high-class criminals prey on.
Offender’s commit fraudulent acts in the course of normal business practice, but is considered unethical and violates accepted accounting principles and mainly public trust. To help better understand the issue the essay will explain several incidents which are involved with white collar crime and how it hurts many individuals from families to businesses. Even though white-collar crime offender’s gain an increase in salary and may go unnoticed, the criminal justice system should continue to take a stance on white collar crime. Because mainly white collar crime is a serious invincible crime, laws that regulate white collar crimes are necessary, and impacts society's way of life. Additionally, a proposed suggestion will be presented to counter the identified problems and conclude final thoughts on white-collar crime.
This of course, has sparked a debate among criminologists as to whether rational choice offers a complete explanation of all kinds of crime or its validity is reduced when dealing with crimes of anger, hostility and excitement (Farrell, 2010). The argument goes, according to the rational choice perspective following this theory, that crime committers are seen as rational decision makers who make the choice of making a crime after rationally balancing the cost-benefit analysis of this crime. According to this perspective, there is no crime in which reason, choice and purpose play an insignificant role (Cornish and Clarke, 2006). Although situational crime prevention has received a lot of criticism, its popularity with governments is such that the theory has resulted in techniques of situational crime prevention becoming important tools of security management. In fact, Cornish and Clarke (2003) presented 25 techniques of their earlier model.
2004. Vol. 32 Issue 1, p59. Nagin, Daniel S. and Raymond Pasternoster. ?Personal Capital and Social Control: The Deterrence Implications of a Theory of Individual Differences in Criminal Offending.?
For most people the threat of being punishment or the possibility of being caught for a crime is enough to deter criminal activity. Furthermore, for those people in America that do commit crimes the same question could be proposed. Why? This question is more difficult to answer due to the various explanations as to why people commit crimes. Unfortunately the deterrence/rational choice theories does not answer this question very effectively, other than offering the belief that for some people the reward of committing the crime far outweighs the chance they will be caught and subsequently punished for the crime.
Works Cited Bernburg, J., Krohn, M. D., & Rivera, C. J. (2006). Official Labeling, Criminal Embeddedness, and Subsequent Delinquency: A Longitudinal Test of Labeling Theory. Journal Of Research In Crime & Delinquency, 43(1), 67-88. doi:10.1177/0022427805280068 McCarthy, B. (2002).