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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asked by Sabxo
  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.

    These sites may help you.

    http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Consumer+Fraud

    http://www.investopedia.com/terms/c/corporate-fraud.asp
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/walterpavlo/2013/11/18/fraud-thriving-in-u-s-churches-but-you-wouldnt-know-it/

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