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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
Different types of people tend to commit different types of crimes. This lesson takes a sociological look at the differences between street crime and white-collar crime and the differences between street criminals and white-collar criminals.
2. What Is White Collar Crime? - Definition, Statistics & Examples
White collar crimes involve criminal activities committed by people in the regular course of their business and involve bribery, extortion, fraud and embezzlement. These crimes usually end in financial gain for the perpetrator.
3. Blue-Collar Crime: Definition, Statistics & Examples
Blue-collar crimes are crimes committed by people who are from a lower social class. Learn more about blue-collar crimes from examples and test your knowledge with a quiz.
4. Green-Collar Crime: Definition, Examples, & Punishment
This lesson defines the concept of green-collar crime. You'll learn numerous examples of what this term may mean and various examples of punishments that may be brought forth against a perpetrator of such a crime.
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