“An analysis of the concepts of ‘white-collar’ and ‘corporate’ crime should only include legally-defined ‘crimes’ and legally convicted offenders.” Discuss.

Advanced Topics in Business and Management

Choose ONE of these questions and write a short essay about it (1200 words max, excluding references). Remember, the key point is to be critical, avoid excessively long quotations. Use Harvard referencing (guidelines have already been provided).

1. Given the ambiguities and concerns over how we define it, in what ways is the concept of “white-collar crime” still useful?

2. “An analysis of the concepts of ‘white-collar’ and ‘corporate’ crime should only include legally-defined ‘crimes’ and legally convicted offenders.” Discuss.

3. “Why is coverage of white-collar crime in the media important? Because the media influence public perceptions of harmfulness and ‘the law and order problem’.” Critically discuss this statement by Levi (2006).

4. Insider Trading: should it be allowed? Discuss your position, supporting your claim with research and evidence.