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.
This paper does not go as far to say that imitation is a tautology for the cause of criminal behavior; rather, merely that it is the most important factor of criminal behavior. With so many crimes occurring around the globe, the question remains: where does criminal behaviour stem from? Some say it is how a person is brought up, while others believe it is caused by peer influence. Though these two conditions certainly can lead to extremes in behavior, most unlawful acts stem from imitation. For example, if a person saw a crime being committed, and they believed that the act was rewarding in some manner to themselves if they were to perform it, they would act on it.
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For example, a fraud victim goes through a lot of hardship. They can be harassed, have their identity stolen and lose everything. This in many cases can be looked at as a severe crime. Valuables taken during a burglary can be replaced easily, but someone’s identity and livelihood cannot be given back. Most white... ... middle of paper ... ...o disappear and tougher penalties need to be designed to handle white collar criminals.
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Could this practice be lucrative enough that companies will assume the risk of fines and damaging their corporate reparations? We will examine the details of the AMEX case, and determine what type of crime has been committed and at why these companies continue to take advantage of the consumers that serve. We must understand the differences between White and Blue collar crime. Stated on the FBI website (2013), White Collar crime is synonymous with the full range of frauds committed by business and government professionals. These crimes are not victimless and they can be devastating to the families and business.
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