McGrath, Jack M.
College for Professional Studies
School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
Since Sutherland coined the phrase "white-collar crime" in 1939 during his address to the American Sociological Society (Barnett, n.d.), an array of crimes now fall under that heading. In particular, the crime of identity theft is an area of great concern and the subject of this study. The first identified task in this study was to achieve an understanding of what has been learned thus far about the emotional impact of identity theft on victims. The second resided in seeking to understand if a correlation exist between assets and income, and the emotional impact felt by identity theft victims. The working hypothesis for this study was: when a victim has abundant assets and steady income, the emotional impact of Identity theft is mitigated. This study relied on a mixed methodology.
Date of Award
© Carolyn Billecci
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Billecci, Carolyn M., "Victims of Identity theft: Can Existing Victim Assets Mitigate the Emotional and Psychological Impact" (2011). Student Publications. 452.