White Collar Crime

How can I apply the definition of white collar crime to consumer fraud, religion crime, and corporate fraud. I'm having a hard time trying to connect white collar crime to the three categories. I understand the definition clearly, just stuck on how to apply them...

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  1. What definition are you using for white collar crime?

  2. the definition i'm using is: Sutherland defines white collar crime as a crime that is committed by an individual of respectability and high social status in the course of his or her occupation.

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  3. "Respectable" people can commit fraud because they tend to be trusted by their clients and customers.

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