What is asset forfeiture? What role does it play in fighting white collar crime?
1. What is asset forfeiture? What role does it play in fighting white collar crime?
2. What is the difference between an informant and a whistleblower? Why would a
person who has knowledge of wrongdoing not come forward? What motivates a
person to come forward? What policy measures have been established to encourage a
person to come forward? Give 2 examples of whistleblower cases that involve or
occurred in the United States in the past 10 years. What information did the
whistleblower convey? Why was the information important and to whom?
3. Is local law enforcement less likely or more likely to investigate white collar crime
than larger law enforcement agencies? Why or why not?
4. Why do white collar criminals often get lighter sentences than conventional
criminals? Why do white collar offenders try to hide their transgressions? What are
white collar criminals most afraid of? What role does deterrence play in white collar
crime sentencing. Why do some white collar cases result in a prison sentence and
some only in restitution?
5. How does white collar crime affect society? Who are the victims of white collar
crime? How do we measure the cost of white collar crime versus conventional crime?
Why is it difficult to determine the cost of white collar crime?
6. What is white collar crime? How is it different from conventional crime? How is the
term ?trusted criminals? relevant to white collar crime? What are the characteristics
of people who commit white collar crime? What are the characteristics of people who
commit conventional street crimes? Are they the same or different? Why do people
commit white collar crime?