Street Crime vs. White Collared Crime: A Closer Examination of the Impact on Society

Rachel Redding, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Kareem L. Jordan, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Much of the research conducted in criminology that measures crime as a variable usually some form of "street" crime. However, there is a different type of crime that often does not get researched: white collared crime. Though a negative financial impact may occur as the result of street crime, the financial impact of white collared crime is much stronger. This paper will examine the differences between street crime and white collared crime. In addition, suggestions will be made on how to begin integrating white collared crime into criminological research.

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Updated 05/20/2006