I haven’t met any white-collar criminal yet, but might be that person is like any other normal person. He would have a family to take care for, bills to pay, targets to reach, etc. They could be a really nice person in real but just were pressured into doing something wrong.
2. Why do you think it is so common to hear white collar criminals described by their neighbours as "the nicest guy," "a real family man," etc.?
I think family is the most important part in our life. All we are and all we think and all we do are our family. All of our morals and values come from our family. But it is also true that we want our partner to be able to enjoy his/her life. Everyone wants their children to go to the best school in town. In a nut shell, everyone wants a successful happy life. This successful life sometimes forces people to make wrong ethical decisions.
Sometimes employees are exposed to unethical corporate culture which leads to them making unethical decisions as well.
3. Can you think of things that you have done in the past that you wish you hadn’t and that you do not believe represent your true character?
It was during Christmas time, I was scheduled to work 10 hours a day every day a week in a retail store. Whenever I travel in public transport and I have a seat (not orange) and I see an elderly person, I give them my seat. But during that time I was very tired and sleepy, I decided not to give my seat to an old man who seemed about the age of 50 years. I regretted the decision I made because that is not who I am.
4. How can we endeavour to judge people’s character more accurately?
I try not to judge anyone’s character as I would only know him/her for a few days. I have not lived their life, known their struggle or fought their battle. But if I have to I always try to put myself in the other person’s shoes and think what I would have done if I was in