The most successful criminal activity in history, far surpassing street crime, is successful because the criminals are not Mafioso-types or professional crooks with guns or burglary tools but "nice guys," Crime committed by these so called nice guys is termed white-collar crime. It is perpetrated by millions of secret citizen thieves from every social and economic stratum. Their combined ethics of self-justified dishonesty, cheating, stealing, scheming, defrauding, and shoplifting is exacting a costly toll on our national economy, our personal pocketbooks and our precious freedoms. White-collar crime plagues every profession. It involves dishonest factory workers, college students, teen-agers, corporate giants, school teachers, movie stars, doctors, artists, technicians, computer experts, small businessmen, housewives and grandmothers.
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