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Find a true example of people being arrested for a White Collar crime, a political crime, and a crime committed by

someone in organized crime.

In 1200 words, explain the following:

1. Briefly describe each of the crimes (who was involved, what the crime was, who the victim was, etc.)

2. Explain the outcome of each case, including the punishment and sentence given for each crime.

3. Explain if you feel the punishments for each of the crime were justified. Were the punishments for

any of the crimes not fitting the seriousness of the crime? Why are these three types of crimes

punished in the ways they are?

Use three to four scholarly resources to support your explanations.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success

Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with


1.Read Chapter 14 in Introduction to Criminology: Why Do They Do It?


2.Watch “Getting Off Easy: White Collar Crime”  [Video file] In Films on Demand (2011).


3.Explore “Organized Crime” on the FBI website.


4.Explore “White-Collar Crime” on the FBI website.


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