White collar crime has hit a 20 year low under Trump yet hit an all-time high in the Obama years. We only know of the crime if there is a conviction so obviously convictions are down. Are less white collar crimes being investigated or are they just harder to prove?
The Trump White House appears to be laden with people that have committed white-collar crimes. Many of the people who have been convicted seem to have operated under the radar for years.
The question that was discussed around the table one night is why do white-collar criminals get to serve out their time in fancier jails than other criminals? Their sentences are lighter and although not violent, most of the crimes could be construed as worse.
There is a lot of data out there that bad people will commit crimes no matter what and making the laws tougher won’t change behavior. I wonder if people who commit white-collar crimes knew that if they got caught they would end up in Rikers vs the country-club prison for a few years that we would see a decline in those type of crimes.
Are we not all equal in crime? Shouldn’t jail be jail?