Kōrero: Dishonesty crime

Blue-collar and white-collar crime

Blue-collar and white-collar crime

This 2001 Malcolm Evans cartoon plays on the commonly held perception that blue-collar criminals are caught and sentenced to jail (behind prison bars), while white-collar criminals often get away with their crimes, and accumulate wealth (symbolised by this grille of a Rolls Royce). In the early 2000s there was some evidence to show judges were taking a harsher sentencing approach to those found guilty of white-collar crimes by imposing lengthy minimum non-parole periods.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: DX-002-073
Cartoon by Malcolm Evans

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Carl Walrond, 'Dishonesty crime - White-collar crime', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/cartoon/31189/blue-collar-and-white-collar-crime (accessed 6 July 2022)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 2 Nov 2018 with assistance from Greg Newbold