White Collar Offender

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Choose one of the theories described in Chapter 3 which best describes your view of a white collar offender…in at least one page, describe and justify your position. This assignment, as with all written assignments, should follow APA guidelines.

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White Collar offenderNameClassDateProfessorWhite Collar Offender The white collar offender refers to a criminal that commits a crime while fulfilling a professional position in society. The white collar criminal hides behind a mask of legitimacy and uses their position to commit their crimes. White collars crimes have been around for as long as street crime but they have become far more prevalent in recent years due to advances in technology. These fraudulent employees will take advantage of weaknesses in the operations or they manipulate the system in order to commit crimes. These types of offenders are able to get away with their crimes because they will take steps to disguise their illegal behavior. White collar offenders have particular characteristics that differentiate them from the common street criminals. First these criminals appear to be intelligent and even hard working employees that in fact are manipulating the people in their environment in order to get away with their crimes. They may manipulate the books or collect revenue that should go back into the organization but there crimes will be masked making it harder for them to be detected by the organization (FBI, 2012). These criminals do not see themselves as criminals. Instead these criminals believe that they are merely using the system to their advantage and do not create victims like the street criminal. White-collar criminals do not commit the crime because of t

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