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White-Collar Crimes

 "My father used to always say to me that, you know, if a guy goes out to steal a loaf of bread to feed his family, they'll give him 10 years, but a guy can do white-collar crime and steal the money of thousands and he'll get probation and a slap on the wrist" - Jesse Venture. It was in the late 1930s that Edwin H. Sutherland took upon the responsibility of transforming the criminological theory. During that time all the discussions regarding crime revolved around the poor. It was during that time that he coined the term white-collar crime. He defined white-collar crime as a crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation (Sutherland 1949, 1) The Oxford English Dictionary defines the white-collar criminals as  a person who takes advantage of the special knowledge or responsibility of his position to commit non-violent, often financial, crimes . They are often associated with business rather than an individual. The m