White Collar Crimes: How Does It Affect Businesses?
Shari M. Lewis
Strayer University (Online)
Table of Contents
Introduction to the Problem 4
Background of the Study 4
Statement of the Problem 4
Purpose of the Research 5
Research Questions 5
Significance of the Research 5
LITERATURE REVIEW 7
CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS 19
This paper investigates White Collar Crime (“WCC) in society and the affects it has on businesses in today’s society, the cost and statistics involved with white collar crime and the difference in how white collar crime and street crimes are dealt with.
While white collar crime has existed for many decades, I have conducted research regarding the definition of white collar crime, the history of white collar crime, the different types of white collar crime that affect businesses directly and indirectly, goals of white collar crime, fraud statistics and the cost factors related to white collar crime.
White collar crimes and business ethics play hand in hand with one another and often cross the line with one another into criminal behavior. White collar crimes have played a very instrumental part in our downward economy over the past five years, and the level of trust given by society to corporations and employers entrusted with their life earnings has changed dramatically. My research will include factors that contribute to this problem and how white collar crime affects the management and operations of business organizations; what part modern technology plays in white collar crimes being committed; and what positions our society and government have taken on dealing with this problem. I have also researched and examined the attractions and motivations that compel people to participate in WCCs.