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 The term comes from the out of date assumption that business executives wear white shirts and ties.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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Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), along with Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and bipartisan group of Senators, introduced the National White Collar Crime Control Act of 2017, legislation to prevent white collar crimes at the national, state and local levels.
An introduction to corporate and white collar crime.
He said: "I attach the highest priority to the full investigation of white collar crime and bringing the perpetrators of such crime to justice.
Although she said she didn't think she was related to the person, the attorney general said white collar crime has been occurring for many years.
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has also partnered with the National White Collar Crime Center, which includes law enforcement and regulatory agencies from the local, state, federal, and international communities, to develop the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), which monitors complaints involving Internet-related crimes (Internet Crime Complaint Center, 2009).
percentage of workers who are usually in the lower ranks of an organization and have access to health-promotion initiatives in the workplace, it begs the question of whether worksite wellness programs are correlated with white collar crime.
There is little political incentive to document the costs and impacts of white collar crime because this would mean an increase in the overall level of victimisation recorded in the UK.
Gil Geis, a retired professor at UCI is an authority on white collar crime and author of several books and periodicals on the subject including his seminal "White Collar Crime: Offenses in Business, Politics and The Professions".
The IFP's intellectual partners--the FBI, the GAO, the Better Business Bureau, the National White Collar Crime Center and the U.
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Green, The Concept of White Collar Crime in Law and Legal Theory, 8 BUFF.