Federal Bureau of Investigation and White Collar Crimes

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Individuals and organizations commit these acts to obtain money, property, or services; to avoid the payment or loss of money or services; or to secure personal or business advantage.
~Federal Bureau of Investigation
More citizens around the world in the 21st century have a greater awareness and common knowledge or white-collar crimes than in previous decades or centuries. In the west, Sutherland is known as the renowned sociologist who first publically announced and defined white-collar crime around the beginning of World War II, though there is evidence of study and evidence of white-collar crime present in the 19th century and before. The subject of white-collar crime is one of moderate to serious contention, as even its consideration as a crime and its categorization within all of crime is debated fervently in the past and in the present. White-collar crime is prevalent in the 21st century around the world, perhaps more so than in previous years because of the power and potential of technology to make possible and execute many examples of white-collar crimes. Agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation additionally use technology as a means to prevent white-collar crime as well as pursue white-collar criminals. White…

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