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A White-Collar Crime Quiz

Sep 01, 20062 mins
Data and Information SecurityFraud

Test your knowledge of white-collar crime

1. According to a National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) survey, roughly what percentage of American households were affected by white-collar crime in 2005?

a. 10% b. 25% c. 50% d. 90%

2. Of the following, which two demographic factors were most closely associated with being victimized by white-collar crime in 2005?

a. Race

b. Gender

c. Age

d. Internet use

e. Salary

f. Political affiliation

g. Residence (rural/suburban/urban)

3. Between 2001 and 2005 the number of corporate fraud cases handled by the FBI increased by how much?

a. 40% b. 75% c. 100% d. 300%

4. What ratio of respondents to the NW3C survey reported being affected by a “national corporate scandal”?

a. 1-in-8 b. 1-in-5 c. 1-in-3 d. 1-in-2

5. What did respondents consider a more serious crime than a database hack?

a. Embezzlement

b. Robbery/Burglary

c. False earnings statement

d. Car theft

e. None of the above

f. All of the above

6. True or false? In the NW3C survey, respondents ranked insurance fraud a more serious crime than assault.

79: Match the quote about a convicted former CEO to the person to whom the quote refers.

7. “[Like Jesus Christ] he was crucified by a government that mistreated him.”

8. “We are grateful for his vision and his service.”

9. “There are no retirees eating cat food because of [him].”

a. Dennis Kozlowski of Tyco

b. Kenneth Lay of Enron

c. Bernard Ebbers of WorldCom

10. In what year did Edwin Sutherland coin the phrase “white-collar crime” (which he defined as “a

crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation”)?

a. 1939 b. 1839 c. 1739 d. 1639

Bonus question: According to Sophocles, “Things gained through unjust fraud” are what?