Many legal scholars have discussed different facets of white-collar crime. The question of whether the offending individual or the corporation should be punished to deter white-collar crime has been discussed. There have also been articles dealing with whether monetary fines, or prison terms, act as more effective sanctions. This article will attempt to identify and analyze the motivations and different character traits exhibited by many white-collar criminals and offer some suggestions to attempt to decrease the incidence of white-collar crime.

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