Date of Defense

Spring 4-1990




Occupational crime, organizational crime, corporate crime, governmental crime, state-corporate crime, responses to crime, Sutherland


Traditional street crime, most people would agree, is a serious problem in the United States. Each year approximately twenty thousand people are killed, two million people are injured, and eleven billion dollars is "lost" in the United States due to street crime. However, white collar crime far exceeds all of the harms to United States citizens caused by street crime (Caringella-MacDonald 1988; Kramer, 1984). The severity of the harms of white collar crime warrant a full-scale investigation, ranging from the causes to the sanctions to people's perceptions about this phenomena. After this has been done, we can start to formulate possible solutions to the white collar crime dilemma.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only