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By Shover N., Hochstetler A.

This systematic software of rational-choice concept to white-collar crime difficulties distinguishes traditional and upperworld white-collar crime and provides purposes theoretically for believing that either have elevated considerably over the years. purposes for the rise comprise the turning out to be offer of white-collar entice and non-credible oversight. The publication argues that measures and ways utilized in the battle on highway crime have better promise for lowering white-collar crime. Concluding with purposes for believing that difficulties of white-collar crime will proceed unchecked within the more and more worldwide economic system, it demands reinforced citizen activities to rein within the raises.

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Congressional committees later held hearings to examine the fire, its causes and consequences. S. Congress, House of Representatives, 1991a, 1991b). Official records and testimony before Congress revealed that although there were earlier fires at the Hamlet plant, safety precautions were minimal to nonexistent. A sprinkler system installed by previous operators of the plant had been damaged in an earlier fire and never repaired or replaced. Likewise, the plant did not have automatic shut-off technology, which would have stopped the flow of flammable liquids once the fire began.

Plant equipment was aged, and maintenance personnel were kept busy repairing it. Despite a history of safety problems, employees of Imperial Food seldom filed complaints about working conditions. On the day of the fire, hydraulic fluid from a conveyor belt under repair sprayed over a gas-fired chicken fryer. A thirty-second fireball sent flames and dense toxic smoke through the plant. Employees rushed to escape from the inferno, but many were trapped inside the building. Plant owners had padlocked exit doors, ostensibly to prevent pilferage of meat by employees.

This suggests continuing growth in the number of policyholders worldwide. Insurance creates lure and insurance fraud. 1. S. Millions), 1992–2002. Source: Insurance Information Institute, 2003. claims processing less formal and time consuming. Investigation of suspected fraud was deemphasized. It is difficult to tell what the impact of these changes have been for all insurance fraud because estimates of its magnitude vary tremendously. One study, for example, put the cost of fraud to purchasers of automobile insurance at $100–$130 annually (Carroll, Abrahamse, and Vaiana, 1995).

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