Rime in the Suites: Effects of Power and Privilege
Using the material presented in this course guide and the assigned readings, answer the following essay question; be sure to answer both parts of the question.
1 A growing concern in America is the pervasiveness of elite crime, and the social costs attached to it.
A. Drawing upon the readings and the material in this course guide, describe the kinds of behaviors that constitute elite crime.
B. Discuss the motivations and opportunities behind this category of offenses. Examine the link between power and privilege, and white-collar and corporate criminal activities. How do conflict theories see this issue?
C. According to conflict theory, why is elite crime so difficult to control? Use what you now know about power, privilege, and crime to develop two or three key elements that should be central to any national program to reduce criminal behavior in the suite