White Collar crime;

White Collar crime;

There is 2 parts to this task. critically discuss and analyse the following topics.


Coleman (2006) in “The Causes” highlighted the ambiguity in giving a precise explanation of human behaviour (Coleman, 2006). Just like
trying to define the human’s behaviour and causal factors of such conduct the problematic concept oftrying to precisely define white collarcrime is equally parallel.

Although this semester’s course has delved into varying aspects ofwhite collar-crime it has been evident that even with numerous theories ofthe criminal behaviourthere is no infinite definition behind the causation ofwhite collar crime.Coleman (2006), despite the confiicting emergence of cusation theories behind white collar crime, attempts to unify this criminal phenomenon with analysis into the personality ofa white collar criminal, the environment surrounding the prospect and the criminal and how “neutralisation”plays an important role behind the “causation” ofthe crime being committed (Coleman, 2006) . Coleman encaptured my attention with his
ellaborate detail into the woven facets ofwhite collar crime into a unified understanding of its concept and the profiling ofthose

involved will vary according to the industries an individual is subject to.

Coleman, J. W. (2006). The criminal elite: understanding white

collar crime, 6th ed. “The Causes”. Ch. 5. pp. 193-233. New York: Worth Publishers.



Governmental crimes have been a part of the society for a long time now. Governmental crimes are usually organized crimes with influence from government officials holding exceptionally high ranks in the government. Those in the government hold a different perspective ofthe governmental crimes. They support the crimes stating that the crimes are indeed the ones that help run the government without many hiccups along the way. This makes the
government a slave to its own crimes.

The complex and various causes of crime are now better and more widely understood than ever before.

These causes can range from aspects of an individual’s personal characteristics and howthey relate to theirfamilies and communities, through to social and structural factors such asaccess to and achievement of health, education, employment and housing opportunities. Furthermore, these factors can be deeply embedded, stretching back over generations in patterns that are repeated in apparently unbreakable
cycles (Homel et al. 1999).

Homel R, Cashmore J, Gilmore L, GoodnowJ,Hayes A, Lawrence J, Leech M, O’Connor l,finson T, Najman J

Western J 1999. Pathwaysto prevention: developmental and early interventionapproaches to crime in Australia. Canberra:Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department