What Is White Collar Crime? - Definition, Statistics & Examples


Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

Bruno found out that his rich boss was having an affair with his secretary. So, he decided to email his boss to inform him that unless he forks over $1,000,000, he would tell his wife about the affair. Bruno is committing a/an _____.

Create Your Account To Take This Quiz

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 79,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Try it risk-free
Try it risk-free for 30 days. Cancel anytime
Already registered? Log in here for access

1. Margie recently received an email from the President of a foreign country. In the email, it mentioned emailing her bank account information so that he could deposit money she won in their country's lottery. What type of crime is most probably happening here?

2. Barney wanted to sell his necklace for $100.00. Sally wanted to buy a gold necklace for her boyfriend's birthday. They met to discuss the deal. Barney knew the chain was a fake, but he needed the money, so he convinced Sally that the chain was made of 14 carat gold. When she had it appraised at the jewelry store, it turned out to be made of ordinary metal painted to look like gold. What is Barney guilty of?

Create your account to access this entire worksheet
A Premium account gives you access to all lesson, practice exams, quizzes & worksheets
Access to all video lessons
Quizzes, practice exams & worksheets
Certificate of Completion
Access to instructors
Create an account to get started Create Account

About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess your understanding of white collar crime with this quiz. You will be asked to read scenarios and classify them in the correct crime category.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be asked to:

  • Name the crime in which an individual falsely signs another's name
  • Select the crime where a person takes something by threat of force
  • Identify crime that takes place over the internet
  • List the name of the crime that consists of tricking someone with lies to make financial gain
  • Choose the crime in which a person uses something of value to persuade someone

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on white collar crime
  • Information recall - access the insight you've gained regarding extortion, bribery, and embezzlement
  • Making connections - use understanding of white collar crimes to classify given examples

Additional Learning

To learn more about white collar crime, review the accompanying lesson called What Is White Collar Crime? - Definition, Statistics & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define white collar crimes and give examples
  • Learn about fraud, such as insider trading, false pretense, and forgery
  • Understand bribery, extortion, and embezzlement and give examples of each
  • Explain cybercrime and understand why it is underreported