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NCJ Number: 42969 Find in a Library
Title: WHITE-COLLAR CRIME, LEGAL SANCTIONS, AND SOCIAL CONTROL'IDOLS OF THE THEATRE' IN OPERATION
Journal: CRIME & DELINQUENCY  Volume:23  Issue:3  Dated:(JULY 1977)  Pages:290-303
Author(s): J C WATKINS
Corporate Author: National Council on Crime and Delinquency
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: National Council on Crime and Delinquency
Newark, NJ 07102
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: PROSECUTORIAL EMPHASIS UPON THE ECONOMIC DAMAGE CAUSED BY 'WHITE-COLLAR' CRIMINALS IS CONSIDERED IMPORTANT IN BREAKING PUBLIC APATHY TOWARD THEIR CRIMES. SHORT PRISON TERMS ARE RECOMMENDED TO STIMULATE THE CRIMINAL IMAGE,
Abstract: IMAGES OF THE BUSINESSMAN AND PROFESSIONAL PERSON AS STATUS PERSONS AND SUCCESSFUL SYMBOLS OF THE CAPITALIST SYSTEM AE CONSIDERED BARRIERS IN PERCEIVING THE DAMAGE CAUSED BY 'WHITE COLLAR' CRIMES. IT IS BELIEVED THESE IMAGES IN THE MINDS OF JURORS CAN BE OVERCOME BY EMPHASIZING THE ACTUAL HARM INCURRED BY THE DEFENDANT'S ACT AND CONNECTING THE HARM TO PERSONAL BLAME. IT IS FURTHER BELIEVED THAT SHORT PRISON TERMS IN MINIMUM SECURITY INSTITUTIONS WOULD GENERATE THE OBSERVABLE AND EXPERIENCED LOSS OF STATUS THAT WOULD ACT AS A DETERRENT FOR THE TARGET OFFENDER.
Index Term(s): Business crime costs; Crime prevention measures; Prosecution; Sentencing/Sanctions; White collar crime
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