© D.L. Crumbley
White-Collar Crime: Rich People Steal
Edwin Sutherland coined the term “white-collar crime.” [Indiana University sociology professor.]
Sutherland believed that white-collar crime is a learned behavior, a consequence of corporate culture where regulations are regarded as harassment, and profit is the measure of the man.
“White-collar crime violates trust and thus create distrust, and this lowers social morale and produces social disorganization on a large scale.
Cynthia Crossen, “A Thirties Revelation: Rich People Who Steal are Criminals, Too,” Wall Street Journal, October 15, 2003, p. B-1