Crimes of privilege: Readings in white-collar crime
Section V – Sources & Characteristics of White-Collar Offenders
Shover, N. & Wright, P. (Eds.) (2001). Crimes of privilege: Readings in white-collar crime. Oxford University Press: New York: New York.
Answer the following question:
Over the last 20 years, research has shown a greater increase in women being convicted of criminal behavior than men. This trend is traditionally based on rates of “street crime”. For the most part, research has shown that women were neglected as suspects for a long time because people assumed a female was incapable of committing certain crimes. How does this view fit with the information you read about women and white-collar crime? Do you believe we will see the same increase in convictions as times change?