technology and white collar crime

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Application: Technology and White-Collar Crime

Advances in technology not only benefit law-abiding citizens of the world, they also benefit those with criminal intent. The speed at which technology expands and improves is the same speed at which criminals can create more efficient ways of committing traditional forms of white-collar crime. In addition, new types of white-collar crimes are being spawned by the Internet, such as the use of “worms” or “viruses” to commit Internet fraud. With a wealth of personal and financial information available via technology, white-collar crimes that utilize technology can have devastating effects on victims.

In an attempt to prevent and address white-collar crimes, law enforcement agencies can use technologies, such as enhanced means of surveillance. This surveillance can include monitoring social media conversations to uncover insider trading, corporate espionage, embezzlement, and other white-collar criminal activities. In addition, new information systems technology tools like data mining can be used to analyze and interpret vast quantities of data to uncover indications of white-collar criminal behavior.

For this assignment, select two types of white-collar crimes. Think about how technology has increased the opportunity to commit each of the crimes you selected and consider possible effects on victims.

White-Collar Crimes

  • Embezzlement
  • Corporate espionage
  • Identity theft
  • Internet fraud schemes
  • Money laundering
  • Launching viruses, worms, Trojan horses

The Assignment (2–3 pages)

  • Briefly describe the two types of white-collar crime you selected.
  • Explain how technology has increased the opportunity to commit each type of crime.
  • Explain one possible effect each crime might have on victims involved.
  • Explain how law enforcement might use technology to address each type of crime.

Support your Application Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are to provide a reference list for all resources, including those in the Learning Resources for this course.

Submit your Assignment by Day 7.


Readings

  • Course Text: Taylor, R. W., Fritsch, E. J., & Liederbach, J. (2015). Digital crime and digital terrorism.(3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
    • Chapter 6, “White-Collar Crimes”
  • Article: Barnett, C. (n.d.). The measurement of white-collar crime using Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) data. Retrieved December 15, 2011, from U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation website: http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/nibrs/nibrs wcc.pdf
  • Article: Croall, H. (2009). White-collar crime, consumers and victimization. Crime, Law and Social Change, 51(1), 127–146.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the SocINDEX with Full Text database.
  • Article: Cullen, F. T., Hartman, J. L., & Jonson, C. L. (2009). Bad guys: Why the public supports punishing white-collar offenders. Crime, Law and Social Change, 51(1), 31–44.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the SocINDEX with Full Text database.
  • Article: Gottschalk, P., & Solli-Saether, H. (2010). Computer information systems in financial crime investigations. Journal of Computer Information Systems, 50(3), 41–49.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Business Source Premier database.
  • Article: Green, B. (2010). Thinking about white-collar crime and punishment. Criminal Justice, 25(3), 1–5.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the ProQuest Central database.
  • Article: Levi, M. (2008). White-collar, organised and cyber crimes in the media: Some contrasts and similarities. Crime, Law and Social Change, 49(5), 365–377.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the SocINDEX with Full Text database.
  • Article: U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation. (2011). Uniform Crime Report: Crime in the United States, 2010: About the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. Retrieved from http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2010/crime-in-the-u.s.-2010/aboutucrmain

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