An Introduction to the problem of Corporate Crime and Computer system Crime


In this paper the exciting criminal phenomenon referred to as white-collar crime will be mentioned. Corporate Crime and Computer system Crime will be mentioned in detail. Crime preventative companies including the NCPC (National Crime Prevention Council) may also be researched.

White Collar Crime

The late Professor Edwin Sutherland coined the word white-collar crime about 1941. Sutherland described white-collar crime as "a good crime committed by a person of respectability and large social status throughout his occupation" (Siegel 337)

White-collar crime includes, for example, such functions as promulgating false or misleading advertising, against the law exploitation of employees, mislabeling of items, violation of weights and actions statutes, conspiring to fix rates, evading corporate taxes, computer system crimes, etc.

White-collar crime is virtually all distinctively defined with regards to attitudes toward those that commit it. These crimes happen to be punishable for legal reasons, however it is generally regarded by the courts and by parts of the general public as significantly less reprehensible than crimes generally punished by the courts. The other styles of crime will be blue-collar offenses, which are predominately crimes of the under-privileged. White-collar crimes are punished much less harshly than blue-collar crimes, which ultimately shows societies attitudes towards both parts of society. White-collar crime is of interest to criminals since it brings material rewards with little if any lack of status. (Taft & England 201)

For some, white-collar crime isn't seen as a "crime" at all, due to its non-violent aspect. Violent crime has an