Choosing White-Collar Crime by Neal Shover

Choosing White-Collar Crime by Neal Shover

By Neal Shover

This systematic software of rational-choice concept to white-collar crime difficulties distinguishes usual and upperworld white-collar crime and offers purposes theoretically for believing that either have elevated considerably through the years. purposes for the rise contain the transforming into offer of white-collar entice and non-credible oversight. The publication argues that measures and ways utilized in the struggle on road crime have better promise for lowering white-collar crime. Concluding with purposes for believing that difficulties of white-collar crime will proceed unchecked within the more and more international economic climate, it demands bolstered citizen activities to rein within the raises.

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Records maintained by North Carolina’s occupational safety and health regulatory agency showed that although chicken processing is a high-hazard industry, the plant had not been inspected in eleven years (Aulette and Michalowski, 1993). The Imperial Food Products case also reveals much about the larger politicaleconomic context of the tragedy. Other investigators (Wright, Cullen, and Blankenship, 1995) used it to examine media reporting on whitecollar crimes. Their research shows that newspaper reporting changed over the months between occurrence of the fire and eventual disposition of the criminal charges.

Lure does not evoke a uniform response either from individuals or organizations. Many remain blithely unaware of it – they simply do not see what is apparent to others – and most who do take notice of lure react with seeming indifference. Grandmothers come to mind. We know, however, that some who chance upon and take notice of lure turn their attention immediately to whether or not there is credible oversight. Lure makes the tempted and criminally predisposed sensitive to whether or not their actions are being monitored and how oversight might be defeated.

The challenge for explanations of white-collar crime is to account for variation in diverse offenders and offenses. Supporters of rational choice theory believe it does so. FACES OF WHITE-COLLAR CRIME It is easier to urge an interpretation of white-collar crime as choice than to demonstrate the empirical merits of this approach using systematically marshaled evidence. The obstacles to doing so are several, but none is more imposing than the shortcomings of official data on white-collar crime and criminals.

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