CRJ 322 Case Study 2, White Collar Crimes
CRJ 322 Case Study 2: It is fair to conclude that Julian Assange did, in fact, commit what constitutes as a white-collar crime. Cybercrime, such as hacking, is used in the commission of the white-collar crimes (Israel, 2014). Assange is a well-known hacker who created a “safe place” for others with potentially damaging information or intel to allocate to the public. But where does cyber-activism cross over into cyber-crime? We know that Wikileaks offers an insight into the actions of governments around the globe and that can be considered a public service, however, the deceptive nature in which the information is acquired is where we can make the switch from helpful to damaging or disruptive. Assange’s actions can also be seen as political white-collar crime………..