Female White-Collar Crime Divas-Mordern Day Thieves
As any change must begin somewhere, it is the single individual who will experience it and carry it through. The change must indeed begin with an individual; it might be any one of us. Nobody can afford to look round and to wait for somebody else to do what he is loath to do himself. – Carl G. Jung (Man and His Symbols, 1964
A few nights ago, I had some free time to surf the internet in search for upcoming Crime Divas and interesting articles. In the midst of my search, I became overwhelmed at how many articles were popping up with very little effort on my part to locate them. This really bothered me. I could feel my blood pressure rising as my heart beat faster and my anxiety had me shaking my head. I was feeling this way, because, though I have just started on this journey of exposing this epic situation of professional white-collar crimes committed by females the realization that I have just scratched the tip of this iceberg and this profound knowledge that I have my work cut out for me, if I am going to make the impact I desire with this social issue, was blowing me away.
The more I read the more disturbed I became at what’s happening with us women. I shook my head more as I realized that the selected Crime Divas were only the bigger headline stories, but there were many more females out there with greed issues and it was evidence by the many arrests that were occurring. Though the money amounts for this group of females are far less than that of the profiled Crime Divas the issue of ‘personal integrity’ and societal effects must be addressed not only through dialogue, but action.
We are watching more television programs/sitcoms about crime centered issues than ever before. We only see the short strips through programs like American Greed, but where is the conversation to this social issue. The lack of this dialogue occurring has added fuel to my desire to fire this conversation up and getting it to move like a bushfire.
With that said, I am going to introduce some real conversations from individuals who have been affected by these white-collar crimes; both victims and offenders. I would like for you to join the conversation also, by leaving your comments . . . . Just imagine our country trending about putting a large dent in white-collar crime. I would have loved to say putting a stop to it, but I have to be realistic.
Again, I want to affirm that this blog site is not about belittling, gossiping, or shaming any of these individuals. What has happened has happened and I am not here to judge. These selected stories are only for utilizing the crime for exemplar purposes of what is occurring in our society and to come to an understanding of why . . . to look deeper into the issue – is it only about greed; to share both sides of victim/offender stories, to show the effects these crimes have on the offenders, families, victims, society and to help prevent and if possible put an end to white-collar crime. Yes, it is a colossal task. I believe we will see that the answer is not prison, because prison is after the fact band-aid used only for the purpose of punishment. We must get ahead of the issue and make a difference.
I invite you to visit this site often and participate by leaving your comments on a post that interests you Your comments may just be the one that helps make a difference. To understand how people get to be headline stories checkout my books, most are based in part of true story and will offer some insight as to how these women got to where they are – in prison! Last, tell someone else about this site – you never know who’s committing a white-collar crime – You never know!