Talk:White-collar crime

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Clarify[edit]

This is my first post to wikipedia, so I apologize if I screw this up. Can someone clarify the statement from the article that "virtually no" resources are spent policing white collar crime? Various federal law enforcement agencies spend enormous resources on investigating white collar cases. Neil the man 18:53, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

This is a contentious issue, but I think that in comparison to what we may call (for want of a better term) 'ordinary crime', the resources spent are minimal. Also, while white collar crime is often investigated, it's rarely prosecuted, and it's rarer still that a white collar criminal does time. When he does, it's likely to be in some holiday camp and he's out in a few months. Witness Ernest Saunders, the only man in history to recover naturally from senile dementia. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 89.101.83.126 (talk) 11:12, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

Multiple issues[edit]

I removed some of the more obvious NPOV language here, but a deeper problem is that there aren't many specific citations on this page, and claims generally aren't backed up. For example, the statement that a lot of white-collar crime goes unreported is very likely true, but unsourced. Alkibiades14 (talk) 23:16, 15 September 2016 (UTC)