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CRIME AND DEVIANCE lecture notes.doc

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CRIME AND DEVIANCECanadian national surveys reveal crime has bean among top 3 issues since the 1970sVictimless Crime ex Drugs prostitution gamblingSomeone wants to buy ex Drugs and someone wants to buy drugs Laworder people say that there are no such things as victimless crimesWhite Collar Crime committed disproportionately by people from middle and upper classesEdwin Sutherland Looked at white collar crime Illegal acts committed by a person of respectability and highmiddle classstatus in the course of his or her occupationIncludes embezzlement false advertising tax evasion inside stock trading fraud unfair labour practices copyright infringement unsafe working conditions selling unsafe products conspiracy to fix pricesStreet CrimeUneducated Crimes Committed disproportionately by people from lower classesIncludes arson BE robbery and assaultEXAMPLES OF WHITE COLLAR CRIMESCopyright Infringement stealing intellectual propertyEx CDs DVDs PiratingPrice Fixing ex Ford selling cars at a certain price but the market has to decide the price of thingsInsider TradingMake use of insider knowledge to profit stock market
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