Learning Objectives

16.1 Explain the concept of white-collar crime.

16.2 Describe the distinction between occupational and corporate white-collar crime.

16.3 Describe the basic causes of the savings and loan (S&L), Enron, and subprime mortgage scandals.

16.4 Articulate some of the theoretical explanations of white-collar crime.

16.5 Explain the difficulties involved in investigating and prosecuting white-collar crime and the weapons law enforcement currently has to battle it.

16.6 Discuss how computers have made it easier for all of us to become victims.