White Collar Crimes

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Definition of White Collar Crimes

Edwin H Sutherland: White-collar crime is committed by a person of responsibility and high social status in the course of his occupation".

Types of White Collar Crimes

  • Hoarding
  • Black marketing
  • Adulteration
  • Tax-evasion
  • Crimes in Medical profession - issuance of false medical certificate, helping illegal abortions, selling sample drugs etc
  • Crimes in Engineering profession - passing sub-standard works and materials etc
  • Crimes in Legal profession - engaging false professional witnesses, violating ethical standards, helping criminals and gangsters to avoid arrest etc.
  • Crimes in Educational institutions - Getting government grants or financial aid with fabricated bills etc

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