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.