CJ 3400 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: White-Collar Crime, Corporate Crime, Anti-Social Behaviour

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CJ 3400 1/26/17
Elite Deviance
o Deviant (abnormal, wrong) acts and/or illegal acts of the
powerful
Harmful/ culpable
White collar crime (occupational crime)
Individual working alone, often against corporations
Corporate crime
Committed by corporations
Legal harms
Thigs that are’t eessarily illegal, ut ould e
o All street crime against property combined ~16 billion in losses
o Defective products (CSPC) ~ 1 Trillion in losses
o Tobacco Use (CDC) ~ 300 billion in losses medical cost and lost
productivity
o Fraud (housing collapse) 12-22 trillion in losses
Facts of Crime
o Fats
Males commit more crime that females
True, why?
o Gender roles are learned (masculinity)
o Sex (biological) hormones- more testosterone
15-25 are more likely to commit crime
True for street crime, why?
o Crime age curve
o Immature brains
Risk taking part is active/ strong
o Hormone peaks/ brain chemicals are different
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