white collar crime

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white collar crime

n. a generic term for crimes involving commercial fraud, cheating consumers, swindles, insider trading on the stock market, embezzlement and other forms of dishonest business schemes. The term comes from the out of date assumption that business executives wear white shirts and ties. It also theoretically distinguishes these crimes and criminals from physical crimes, supposedly likely to be committed by "blue collar" workers.

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The official will be required to have firsthand experience of investigating white-collar crimes and related matters.
The training will explain investigative techniques for solving white-collar crimes, anti-money laundering, asset tracing techniques, digital forensic investigation, cyber-crimes and cyber security.
Students will be intrigued and general readers will be incensed by this eye-opening, accessible discussion of the motivations behind white-collar crimes such as corporate misconduct, insider trading, financial reporting fraud, deceptive financial structures, and Ponzi schemes.
Excusing himself from assuming the position, Rabbani said he lacks the expertise required to probe white-collar crimes.
This theory was in fact an explanation of the causes of White-Collar crimes.
He asked for a prison sentence for Rajaratnam of between 19 1/2 and 24 1/2 years, hoping the stiff penance would act as a deterrent against future white-collar crimes.
This investigative agency with 12,500 special agents has been tasked with investigating white-collar crimes and crimes perpetrated via the Internet.
If you recall, Jewell said he went to Perroni for one reason: He was the best at defending white-collar crimes.
After some years of learning by trial and error, Williams developed a reputation as a decent police investigator of white-collar crimes, and decided to write the book he kept looking for when he started, the one that started with the basics: what he was trying to prove and how he could prove it.
attorney I was a generalist for many years before I started prosecuting white-collar crimes.
enjoys limited freedom after his conviction for white-collar crimes, twin brother Oscar has been mistakenly jailed for other offenses committed by George Sr.
Across the board, officials at other institutions who have dealt with white-collar crimes agree that establishing some sort of oversight structure is the ultimate goal, and may be the only way to prevent the crimes from happening again (see "Preventative Measures," above).