(crime a social phenomena)
The Discovery Of White Colla Crime:
A relation between money, social status, and likelihood of going to jail for a white-collar crime, compared to more visible, typical crimes. Although the percentage is a bit higher today, numbers still show a large majority of those in jail are poor, "blue-collar" criminals, despite efforts to crack down on white-collar, and corporate crime.
To separate and define the differences in blue collar street crimes, such as arson, burglary, theft, assault, rape and vandalism, which are often blamed on psychological, associational, and structural factors. Instead, white-collar criminals are opportunists, who over time learn they can take advantage of their circumstances to accumulate financial gain.
They are educated, intelligent, affluent, confident individuals, who were qualified enough to get a job which allows them the unmonitored access to often large sums of money. Many also use their intelligence to con their victims into believing and trusting in their credentials.
Many do not start out as criminals, and in many cases never see themselves as such. Blue-collar crime tends to be more obvious and thus attracts more active police attention (e.g. for crimes such as vandalism or shoplifting, where physical property is involved). In contrast, white-collar employees can incorporate legitimate and criminal behavior, thus making themselves less obvious when committing the crime.
Therefore, blue-collar crime will more often use physical force, whereas in the corporate world, the identification of a victim is less obvious,white-collar crime is undetected or, if detected, it is not reported. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-collar_crime
It is interesting to discover why teens commit crimes. Expert Insight: A lot of teenagers live in situations where crime and violence are run-of-the-mill situations, not going to be surprising if they fall into that lifestyle. Peer pressure is also another reason, why teens could fall into a life of crime. Teens need to learn how to control their anger. Attitude of peers is major factor, of delinquency violent or aggressive, Peer pressure, encourage participating in criminal activity. http://www.ehow.com/about_4597407_why-do-teens-com...
Peer pressure is stronger than many realize...