What are White Collar Crimes?
White collar crime is a phrase used to describe non-violent criminal acts designed to obtain financial gain through some illegal means. These crimes are often associated with business persons or government actors.
White collar offenses often require some level of specialized knowledge, skill or expertise in order to be committed. These offenses are separate and distinct from traditional common law felony offenses involving violence such as Murder, Rape, Robbery, Kidnapping and Arson. Notwithstanding, their lack of violence as a means to their criminal ends, white collar offenses are very serious.
These offenses are becoming increasingly prevalent in modern society and have been dealt with heavy-handedly by the criminal justice system.
Learn more about specific white collar crimes below:
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