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  1. Who first introduced the concept of white-collar crime?

    Michael Cosentino

    Edwin Sutherland

    Henry Pontell

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  1. The concept of white-collar crime was introduced to call attention to what fact?

    Crimes committed in the workplace result in more losses than traditional crime like burglary

    Crimes are committed by individuals in all professions

    Crimes are committed by individuals of all  social and economic classes

    All of the above

10 points  


  1. How does white-collar crime differ from traditional crime?

    White-collar crime has more victims than  traditional crime

    White-collar crime results in fewer losses than  traditional property crime

    White-collar crime does not have the potential  to cause physical or emotional damage

    None of the Above

10 points  


  1. Which of the following contains three of the five principles of science that are required in the study white-collar crime?

    Objectivity, parsimony, reasoning

    Relativism, determinism, verifiability 

    Parsimony, skepticism, relativism

    Verifiability, determinism, objectivity

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  1. What surprising conclusion did criminologists Benson and Moore come to about white-collar crime offenders?

    Offenders are not motivated by greed

    Other employees often look the other way if they know their colleague is committing a crime

    Employers often do not take white-collar crime seriously and fail to implement strict prevention policies, making it easy and tempting for potential offenders

    Offenders often have a desire to be caught

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  1. What was Sutherland’s response to the criticism he faced concerning his definition of white-collar crime?

    He was trying to call attention to an area of crime previously overlooked

    The concept of white-collar crime was vague out of necessity

    The traditional theories of criminal behavior needed to be modified

    All of the above

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  1. Which of the following is a consequence of the conceptual ambiguity of Sutherland’s definition of white-collar crime?

    Researchers and practitioners were unsure how to use the term which led to vague interpretations of the concept 

    Researchers only focused on the behaviors of the upper class

    The definition did not reflect reality

    None of the above

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  1. Which of the following doesnotaccurately describe the public’s attitude about white-collar crime?

    The public does not take white-collar crime as seriously as traditional crime

    The public supports criminal sanctions for offenders

    The public agrees with the idea that white-collar crimes result in greater economic losses

    The public does not define white-collar crime as violent

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  1. What are the two factors that make it difficult to measure the extent of white-collar crime?

    Victims do not report it and the concept of white-collar crime is ambiguous

    Victims over- report it and the government definition of white-collar crime is different from the research definition

    The concept of white-collar crime is too narrow and the legal definition of white-collar crime is different from the research definition

    The government definition of white-collar crime varies too much from the research definition and law enforcement officials do not take white-collar crime seriously 

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  1. Which of the following is a reason to study white-collar crime?

    We can learn more about all types of crime

    To provide information about potential careers related to white-collar crime

    To learn about a variety of cultures

    All of the above

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