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White, Blue & Green-Collar Crime - Chapter Summary
This mobile-friendly criminal justice chapter outlines the differences between white, blue and green-collar crime. Our expert instructors outline statistics, laws, punishments associated with these crime types. Each lesson comes with a short quiz to help retain your knowledge. Revisit the lessons as many times as needed, and submit questions to our instructors if you need any extra help. The chapter is available 24/7, and you can use any Internet-connected device to study. When you're finished working through the chapter, you should be able to:
- Compare street crime to white-collar crime
- Interpret white-collar and blue-collar crime statistics
- Recognize the punishment for green-collar crime
- Provide examples of all three types of crime
1. Street Crime vs. White-Collar Crime: Definitions & Examples
Street crimes are committed in public areas using violence, while white-collar crimes are non-violent crimes made by businesses or government professionals. Learn about the definitions, explore the two main types of crimes, and see examples.
2. What Is White Collar Crime? - Definition, Statistics & Examples
The term white collar crime is defined as illegal activities that happen in a business setting for some kind of financial gain. Learn about and see examples of the major types of white collar crimes--fraud, bribery, extortion, embezzlement, and cybercrime.
3. Blue-Collar Crime: Definition, Statistics & Examples
Blue-collar crime is a crime that is committed by someone from a lower social class. Study the definition and legal classification of blue-collar crime, the difference between blue and white collar crimes and crime statistics.
4. Green-Collar Crime: Definition, Examples, & Punishment
A green-collar crime is a crime that is committed against the environment to gain profit. Understand the definition and examples of green-collar crimes, and discover the punishments given for these crimes.
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