White-collar Crime


White-collar crime is not a new type of offense, though advances in technology have altered the scope and appearance of the crimes in this category. For example, in the past, credit card theft was accomplished by stealing the actual card or compromising the card by obtaining carbon copies of credit transactions. In addition, a less powerful Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enabled the easy destruction of many paper financial transactions. However, today’s modern systems are filled with information that is stored and maintained electronically and thus can be stolen by a computer hacker. Therefore, in terms of identity theft and information-related crimes, people are more vulnerable to mass compromise today than in the past.

Modern 24/7 media cycles have brought a variety of white-collar criminals and offenders, from politicians to celebrities, to the public’s attention. These new types of white-collar convicted offenders, while certainly not representing the majority of forensic offenders, have changed the landscape of forensic treatment settings.

With the increase of white-collar offenders in the criminal justice system, the forensic treatment provider has an increased likelihood of working with them in various settings. White-collar offenders present unique treatment opportunities that are not typical of those usually found in prisons, jails, or community custody treatment settings. Therefore, the treatment providers as well as the entire treatment system may be challenged by the nuances of white-collar crime and offenses.

To prepare for this Discussion:

• Review the article “Personality, Environment, and the Causes of White-Collar Crime” in this week’s Learning Resources. Pay attention to the different personality traits linked to white-collar offenders.

• Review the article “Criminal Thinking and Identity in Male White-Collar Offenders” in this week’s Learning Resources. Consider the characteristics of the different categories of white-collar offenders discussed in this article. Think about how these different characteristics would affect treatment approach.

• Select one of the personality types (i.e., ultracompetitive, positive extrovert, disagreeable businessman, neurotic) discussed in the article “Personality, Environment, and the Causes of White-Collar Crime” that is of particular interest to you.

• Identify a specific treatment approach for treating the type of white-collar offender you selected.

• Conduct an academic search in the Walden Library and select at least one scholarly article from a peer-reviewed journal that features the treatment approach you selected. This treatment approach should demonstrate efficacy with your selected type of white-collar offender.

• Think about the unique characteristics of your selected type of white-collar offender and reflect on any considerations related to the treatment of this type of offender.

• Consider what challenges you might encounter while working with this group of white-collar offenders using the specific treatment approach you selected. Reflect on how you would address these challenges.

• Review the course document, Treatment Outcome Models, provided in the introduction area of this week’s discussion.

• Think about how treatment approach success could be evaluated using each of the treatment outcome models.

• Select one treatment outcome model that you think would be the most effective for measuring the success of your treatment approach and consider why.

This is what is to be done
Post by Day 4 a brief description of the research article you selected. Include the type of white-collar offender and the treatment approach. Then describe which treatment outcome model you would use to measure the success of the treatment approach and explain why.

provide 2 reference (one outside resource and the other the article you choose)

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The article I chose is about criminal thinking and identity in male white-collar offenders. This article mainly focuses on male gender since they are the ones who majorly conduct the white-collar offenses. In the article, 34 white-collar offenders without a prior history of non-white collar crime, 66 male non-collar offenders and 23 male white-collar offenders with at least one prior arrest for a non-collar crime were used to conduct a research on Psychological Inventory of Criminal Thinking Styles 

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