What type of retail prevention strategies do drug tests and audits fall into, respectively?
How do organizational culture strategies work to prevent employee theft in the retail business?
With an organized system for employees to anonymously report colleagues’ wrongdoings, people are more likely to come forward
With an organized structure, employees and managers always having someone above them to hold them responsible for their actions, theft is less likely to occur
With managers promoting a sense of community in the workplace and highlighting the company values from the start, employees are less likely to steal
With police targeting organized crime families who develop large complex employee theft schemes, employee theft drops on large levels
Who do door-to-door scam artists in the home repair industry target and why?
The elderly because they are home during the day and are more vulnerable
Women because they are more vulnerable and know less about home repairs
The wealthy because they are less likely to shop around for the best prices
The poor because they are more likely to jump at what they think is a good deal
What were the results of the experiment conducted by Jesilow and colleagues (1985), in which he sought services in over 300 auto repair shops in California?
He found that women are more commonly victimized by mechanics
He found that smaller repair shops are more honest than larger repair shops
He found that shops located in cities where there was a high degree of public awareness about repair fraud were more honest
He found that shops often get consumers to sign documents that relieve them of liability
Why do criminologists rarely study insurance fraud?
It is hard to find examples of it
It is hard to define insurance fraud and many companies are just considered to have poor deals
It is hard to understand and people frequently do not know they have been victimized
Why did Sutherland give doctors only “scant attention” in his white-collar crime research?
He considered most incidents that occurred in the healthcare industry to be accidental in nature
He classified most of the crime in the healthcare industry under insurance fraud
He wanted to leave the regulating to the medical boards
He believed doctors were more honest than other professionals
Which of the following is not a main reason for the occurrence of unnecessary surgeries in the health care industry?
Differing opinions of medical providers
Large degree of trust patients place in their doctors
Mistakes made in diagnosis or reading of test
People are willing to put themselves through a procedure if it means they are “cured,” even if the ailment would go away on its own
What is a common reason that authorities have a difficult time convicting pharmacists?
Pharmacists claim to not be able to read a doctor’s handwriting
There is little proof
Pharmacists claim their assistants were responsible for the offense
The laws in place have several loopholes
How does the medical malpractice category of crime differ from other categories of white-collar crime in the health care industry?
It never enters the criminal justice system
It is not a type of fraud or abuse
It is not taken as seriously by authorities
It easier for victims to get justice
Why is it easier for investigators to prove fraud in the mental health professions?
The way their records are kept leaves little room for error
It cannot be claimed as an accident
It is easier to prove time violations
Victims are more likely to report
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