Sunday, December 5, 2004

Preventing White Collar Crime

How best to prevent white collar crime, has long been a concern of sociologists and criminologists.  Should one use deterrence (specific of general), rehabilitation, or retribution?  In an article in this a.m.'s Atlanta Journal Constitution, titled, "Lessons in staving off temptation-FBI agent, white-collar criminals give 'scared straight' ethics seminars," a description is provided of an ethics seminar designed for small businesses and students.  It offers an insider's view of how the crime was committed and its consequences. 


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