SOC307H5 Chapter Notes - Chapter 16: White-Collar Crime, Blue-Collar Worker, Homicide

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White collar crime coined by sutherland after the great depression. 3 components of middle / upper class life that shape them into becoming white collar criminals: competitive spirit, arrogance convinced rules don t apply to them, sense of entitlement. 1/3 of all job injuries are the result of illegal working conditions: these deaths are not recognized as murder but are referred to corporate homicide . Corporate executives are never held responsible for their negligence. Blue collar crime many trades people defraud the government by doing work off the books to avoid provincial sales tax & gst. Juristic persons the corporations are liable to the same laws as any other person: treating corporation as individuals as obvious faults, impossible to imprison a corporation or execute it, no corporate conscience . Executive disengagement lower level employee decide that executives should be left uniformed of certain decisions / action that the employee commit.

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