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In the United States the prevalence and prosecution of corporate crimes has increased. You have been asked to provide insight into this and recommend ways to decrease the occurrence of these types of crimes.

Research the topic of corporate crimes and address the following:

* What is corporate crime and what types of corporate crime exist?
* Create a profile of the typical corporate crime offender (this can be a corporation or individual within a corporation).
* What are some of the causes of these crimes?
* What actions can be taken to minimize the occurrence of corporate crimes?

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1. What is corporate crime and what types of corporate crime exist?

Corporate crime is often referred to white-collar crime. It refers to two types of crimes, those crimes committed by a legitimate corporation (i.e., a business entity having a separate legal personality from the natural persons that manage its activities), or crime committed by individuals within the organization often with respectable and of high status (Simpson, 2002). So, corporate crime includes offenses committed by legitimate institutions or individuals to further their own interests. Institutional crime includes such things as fixing "the prices of goods or services, the dumping of pollutants, the payment of kickbacks by manufacturers to retailers, misleading advertising, selling unsafe drugs, etc." (www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com) On the other hand, individuals within the corporation includes such crimes as the ...

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The solution provides advice and insight on the foundational aspect of social interaction, in particular the prevalence and persecution of corporate crimes. It explains what they are, how they are defined, types of offenders and offenses, causes of said crimes and actions taken to combat it. References have been listed for further exploration of the topic.

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