There are several important issues regarding White-Collar Crime victimization. Victim blaming is no stranger as one view that many have heard in criminological studies. It implies it is the victims’ fault to fall into their victimization instead of blaming the offenders. In Chapter 4 (In Van Slyke et al.), Croall raised some concerns on issues such as cultural factors (trusting those businesses sold their products and service in the market as legit.), impropriated connections between government officials and private sectors, and exposure of aggressive tax strategies of major corporations (Amazon, Walmart, Apple, etc.) under the justification of tax-saving operations. These crimes cost the consumers and the society (including tax revenue) tremendously but were rarely pursued by law enforcement for the harm they endanger and impoverish the society and partially enlarged the wealth gap between the rich and the others (not just the poor). What do you think, from what you learned so far, could make the law enforcement and the criminal justice system to be aware of the significance of these victimization?
2. From the individual (micro) and society (macro) point of view, what different views you have learned on the evaluation of the cost of white-collar crime?
3. Please provide an example that is the MOST UNCOMMON type of victimization of white-collar that you can think of. Also, please explain to the class why we wouldn’t think of that victimization if not reminded.