Is White Collar Crime More Serious Than Street Crime?
They tend to say that the definition embodies only "seriousaE crimes. To them, the definition of serious can be exemplified by such things as rape, murder, threatening and larceny.
Other scholars argue that white- collar crime is more serious than street crime because the definition of "crimeaE as it is used in American society today does not include all types of crime. They believe that the definition includes white- collar crime as well as street crime but society does not include it in its use. Also, white- collar crime affects more people than conventional street crime. In a certain instance, a white- collar crime could affect millions of people at a time. Scholars that say street crime is more serious say that it happens more than white- collar crime but scholars that oppose state that white- collar crime does not happen less, it is just less heard of. White- collar crime is covered up more than street crime by the media and authorities (the ones that are revealed). Professor of philosophy Jeffrey Reiman contends, "A focus on street crimes is little more than a cover-up for more serious crimes such as pollution, medical m