White Collar Criminals

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Why or why not? Give examples, with explanations supporting your examples.
The judicial system supports the behaviors of making an individual a repeat offender. The prosecution process is flawed when punishing criminals for their crimes. White-collar crimes may not appear to be taken as seriously as other crimes, (i.e., murder, rape, armed robbery, etc.) so the jail sentencing will not be as impactful. This action sends the message to criminals that with softer criminal tactics, they will not do hard time. According to the text, “Jail time does not offer amicable solution, because in most times the intended offense is not prosecuted” (Lilly, Cullen & Ball, 2011).
For instance, a politician gives a bribe to secure a license for a given business venture. This business venture affects the environment making it probable for life threatening risks of the affected population. At the end the politician will be charged against corruption instead of murder. Deterrence and rehabilitation are the best mechanisms to protecting societal interests as opposed to jail time.

2. How does “organizational culture” contribute to white-collar crime? Give examples, with explanations supporting your examples.
Formal organizations who are increasingly getting involved with white-collar crime, are aimed at achieving organizational goals. Organizational culture is embodied with the structures of the organization in its wake…
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