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What motivates white-collar crime?

When people think of crime in the US, they tend to default to robbery, burglary and assault. While those are real problems with real victims, white-collar crime is often overlooked. The fact is that white-collar crime costs over $500 billion, which is far more than the $15 billion estimated cost of personal property crimes like burglary and assault.

The stereotypical white-collar crime is somebody in a middle or upper class home who already has much of what they need to get by. It’s often painted as an employee who wanted more. Of course, the stereotype doesn’t match how things really work.


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