Which of the following is an example of a white-collar environmental crime?
Driving fast on the way to work, releasing high amounts of pollution than normal
Littering while driving a company car
Company employee disposing of production materials in an unauthorized dumpster
All of the above
What does the “Cradle to the Grave” provision of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act refer to?
The means through which companies can dispose of waste
Legal places in which companies can dispose of waste
The responsibility of the creator of the waste to track it from creation to disposal
The idea that companies cannot create waste if they do not have a plan for its disposal ahead of time
What type of community is at a higher risk for experiencing the effects of environmental crime?
What is one criterion that theories or explanations regarding white-collar crime must meet?
They must offer ideas that should be avoided because they would increase white-collar crime
They must point to changes that would reduce white-collar crime
They must be researched and guaranteed true in order to be considered a theory
What did criminologist James Coleman, think was promoted through industrial capitalism?
Culture of competition
Wide range of misconduct
Fierce loyalty to one’s company
How did Hirschi and Gottfredson criticize the cultural theory of white-collar crime?
They said it was too hard of a concept for the general public to grasp because they had an image of elitists when it came to picturing white-collar crime
They said it was too broad and if it were true more people would be offending
They said it was more useful for explaining traditional crimes than white-collar crime
They said it was too narrow and that it did not explain enough crime
In regards to the institutional anomie theory, which of the following is not a value promoted in America that encourages individuals to engage in crime?
Loyalty encourages the lines to be blurred for close friends
Achievement encourages Americans to always want more
Universalism suggests everyone should strive for the same goal
Individualism suggests individuals should all attain success on their own
Which theory proposes that individuals understand right from wrong, therefore have to rationalize their behavior before they can engage in criminal behavior?
What question does the control theory ask that is different from other theory perspectives?
Why people commit crimes
Why people commit their first crime
Why people get caught offending
Why do individuals not commit crime
What does the systems theory focus on?
How change in one system lead to changes in another system and can then lead to crime
How policies developed in the political system affect crime
How deregulation in any system can lead to fraud
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