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NCJ Number: 97907 Find in a Library
Title: White-Collar and Corporate Crime (From Major Forms of Crime, P 137-166, 1984, Robert F Meier, ed. - See NCJ-97901)
Author(s): G Geis
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 30
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper reviews studies of white-collar crime pertaining its definition and sentencing.
Abstract: Cross-classification used in the first study reviewed involves four categories: (1) common crimes committed by the less-educated, (2) common crimes by the college-educated, (3) white-collar crimes committed by the less-educated, and (4) white-collar crimes by the college-educated. Sentencing studies reviewed indicate that definitional problems can be resolved in operational terms for the purpose of empirical investigations. It is suggested by sentencing studies that white-collar offenders are treated relatively leniently by the courts. Corporate compliance to occupational safety and health issues is often dismissed. Despite deterrents such as penalties and fines which try to ensure that the unnacceptable act will not occur, either on the part of the sanctioned or on the part of another person or organization. It has been found that the most common method of dealing with white-collar offenses is to impose financial penalties. Compulsory community service has been proposed as an alternative punitive measure for white-collar crimes. Seventy-seven references are listed.
Index Term(s): Corporate criminal liability; Deterrence; Law reform; Literature reviews; Sentencing/Sanctions; White collar crime
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