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      Is it true that WOmen Involvment in White COllar Crime is Increased?

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      Studies expose anatomy of women's crime
      By - Gayatri Jayaraman

      According to Pratyush Katyayan, a postgraduate researcher in criminology
      with the LNJN National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science,
      and with the ministry of home affairs, the gradual increase in women's
      involvement in crime was hot on the list of criminologists at the 14th
      World Congress held at the University of Pennsylvania in August this

      However, he warns, it is also important to understand that the face of
      crime itself is now changing.

      "Crimes like hoarding, adulteration, fraudulent advertisements,
      infringement of patents, copyrights and trademarks and even tax evasion,
      are increasingly falling under the scope of white collar crime.
      Therefore, the principal motivation remains massive monetary gain."

      What is the stance the courts take? "People in positions of power and
      position have always used and misused their influence since times
      immemorial. Whether male or a female, the greater the area of
      discretionary power is available to a person the more are the chances of
      misusing it. Recently, with the changes in the socio-economic structure
      of society, with more women getting into positions of power, it makes
      them no different when it comes white-collar crimes.

      Therefore the courts are trying hard to curtail that area of discretion
      in all vulnerable fields."

      Deelip Mhaske, of IIT Bombay and avid criminologist, also a participant
      at the conference believes it's too early in the game to focus on this
      area of study.

      "There are no research or studies which will show that women (white
      collar) participation is incresed. The only truth is that now days
      because of active media, it is coming into focus.

      Freda Adler's study was based on the 1960 to 1972 US Uniform Crime
      Report (UCR) arrest data, which has no relevance in today's developing
      countries. I think that motives for wealthy women getting involved in
      crime are the need for security in high lifestyles and force"

      [What was the point of this email? I have completely missed it. Vinay]
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