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The 3 Infamous White Collar Crimes

People may get the term "white collar crime" confused by involving corporations, such as when BP had to settle. However it's roots are in crooked individuals. In 1939, Edwin Sutherland defined “white collar crime” as a "crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation." Today, usually white collar crimes are acts against humanity that are a financially motivated, nonviolent crime committed for illegal monetary gain.

We have all heard of Martha Stewart, Tom Petters, and Bernie Madoff, but most people only know that they were involved in a huge scandal for monetary gain, unknowing of the consequences that the crimes committed have on our economy. In this blog we will discuss the three most committed white collar crimes in America, some standout cases, and the impact they have on American society as a whole.

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