White Collar Crime

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White Collar Crime

A crime committed by an office worker within the context of his/her job, especially when the worker is educated or respected. For instance, a bank employee may divert pennies from customers' to his/her own account. White-collar criminals take advantage of their positions in the commission of their illegal acts. Ordinarily, white-collar crimes involve money; major examples include embezzlement, money laundering and some computer crimes. While white-collar crimes may appear victimless in their commission, they may have broader ramifications than street crimes such as burglary or theft. For example, a robber can only steal from one person or home at a time, while a white-collar criminal can embezzle funds from thousands or millions of investors.
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It's a good thing, too, because some experts say changing demographics have led to more white-collar crime. Criminologist Gil Geis, a former member of the President's Crime Council, says there's a correlation between crime and age: "Younger people--especially males--are likely to commit more traditional crimes such as robbery, larceny and assault.
Investigating White-Collar Crime: Embezzlement and Financial Fraud by Howard E.
In a 1982 study, the Wheeler group tested the fairness of justice and found that there was a significant positive relationship between socioeconomic status and the probability of imprisonment for white-collar crimes. Turning the notion of a class-based double standard on its head, Wheeler et al.
This brings investigators to the first rule for drafting white-collar crime search warrants: They must identify "the lie."
Meacham, CPA Economic Crimes Unit White-Collar Crimes Section Federal Bureau of Investigation Washington, D.C.
The aging of the population coupled with the fact that an increasing number of women commit frauds led criminologist Georgette Bennett to observe that white-collar crimes will increase as the proportion of older people in the population grows.
White-collar crimes that 'leads to massive deception' should also be punishable by death, neophyte Senator Francis Tolentino said on Wednesday.
This definition in itself provides for two unique features of white-collar crimes, firstly, white-collar crimes are committed by people of high social status and secondly, these crimes are a result of occupational roles.
Islamabad -- The Islamabad High Court on Tuesday said that white-collar crimes are 'not easy to deduct and trace' and therefore, the National Accountability Bureau required custody of former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur.
Thirdly, an office of Anti-Corruption Cooperation should be set up to combat the scourge of white-collar crime. White-collar crimes are devastating the world."
The degeneration of society has affected the quality of evidence presented in courts; lying, cheating, forgery and deliberate deception has become very common, even in high profile cases involving white-collar crimes, this accentuates the already compressed time for prosecution and timely disposal of cases.