The Perceived Seriousness of Corporate Crime and Property Crime by Social Class and Exposure to Prison

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The problem of this study concerns the perception of the seriousness of corporate and property crime by groups from various social classes and groups with diverse exposure to prison. Hypotheses relating sex, race, age, exposure to prison, and social class to the perceived seriousness of the two types of crime are presented. In order that these hypotheses be tested, the 211 respondents from prison- and the 182 respondents from the general population ranked five corporate and five property crimes according to seriousness. The findings reveal no significant differences by sex, race, and age. Within all social classes and all categories ... continued below

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Colvin, Mark Wayne May 1974.

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The problem of this study concerns the perception of the seriousness of corporate and property crime by groups from various social classes and groups with diverse exposure to prison. Hypotheses relating sex, race, age, exposure to prison, and social class to the perceived seriousness of the two types of crime are presented. In order that these hypotheses be tested, the 211 respondents from prison- and the 182 respondents from the general population ranked five corporate and five property crimes according to seriousness. The findings reveal no significant differences by sex, race, and age. Within all social classes and all categories of exposure to prison, no significant differences between the perceived seriousness of corporate and property crimes.exist.

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Colvin, Mark Wayne. The Perceived Seriousness of Corporate Crime and Property Crime by Social Class and Exposure to Prison, thesis, May 1974; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc663280/: accessed June 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .