Event Title

The Overlooked Crime Robbing the Nation

Poster Number

056

Faculty Mentor

William Schulte, Ph.D.

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Department of Mass Communication

Location

Richardson Ballroom – DiGiorgio Campus Center

Start Date

12-4-2019 2:15 PM

End Date

April 2019

Description

This investigative report on white-collar crime examined the dynamic using government documents, open records, research articles, and an in-depth interview with an expert in criminology. I found that, although white-collar crimes plague a majority of Americans, many people perceive them as less serious than violent crimes. However, research shows that trillions of dollars are lost and approximately 300,000 lives are taken annually due to white-collar crimes. Both the financial and physical harms that come with these types of crimes outweigh those of violent crimes. In addition to the consequences of white-collar crimes, my research focused on preventive measures people can take to avoid being victims of these types of crimes. These can include not giving out personal information, putting fraud alerts on different accounts, and freezing accounts that individuals believe to have been hacked.

Course Assignment

MCOM 441 – Schulte

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The Overlooked Crime Robbing the Nation

Richardson Ballroom – DiGiorgio Campus Center

This investigative report on white-collar crime examined the dynamic using government documents, open records, research articles, and an in-depth interview with an expert in criminology. I found that, although white-collar crimes plague a majority of Americans, many people perceive them as less serious than violent crimes. However, research shows that trillions of dollars are lost and approximately 300,000 lives are taken annually due to white-collar crimes. Both the financial and physical harms that come with these types of crimes outweigh those of violent crimes. In addition to the consequences of white-collar crimes, my research focused on preventive measures people can take to avoid being victims of these types of crimes. These can include not giving out personal information, putting fraud alerts on different accounts, and freezing accounts that individuals believe to have been hacked.