White-Collar Crimes

White-Collar Crimes

White-Collar Crime Enforcement

In line with Venessa Garcia & Richard Butler

about White-Collar Crimes in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

White-collar crime is most often defined as crime committed by individuals who are engaged in professional activities and who participate in criminal activity to benefit either themselves or their employers. Because white-collar criminals are persons in professional occupations, the phrase white collar is used to differentiate the offenders and their offenses from the more traditional violent crimes (there is more information about criminal law in the American Legal Encyclopedia and about crimes and criminals vocabulary) such as robbery or assault. White-collar crime is often also called corporate crime or more informally suite crime , again in contrast to street crime. Offenses might include bribe taking, price gouging, fraud, mislabeling products, or violations of tax or other regulatory agency prohibitions. Despite the problems in defining white-collar crime and in enforcing against it, many federal law enforcement agencies have traditionally been created to deal specifically with such crimes (there is more information about criminal law in the American Legal Encyclopedia and about crimes and criminals vocabulary), rather than street crime, which is more commonly the responsibility of local police forces. The Commerce Clause of the United States

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