What is a White Collar Crime in India ?

By Vishal Vivek                                                                                                                                                 

There are various kinds of crimes that occurs in the society. At the same time there are various kinds of Criminals as well who stays in a society.

During the course of their employment or professional time, people who occupy significant positions in a firm and enjoy high social status commit white-collar crimes.

First described as “a crime committed by a person of respectability and high social statuses in the course of their occupation” by the sociologist Edwin Sutherland in 1939.

Prior to Sutherland’s definition and his 1939 research, there had already been white-collar crime. Sutherland sought to develop a general theory of the typical criminal.

The Criminal Procedure Code, on the other hand, outlines the procedural requirements for each of these offences and specifies whether each is cognizable or not, whether bail is required or not.

This law gives the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) the authority to conduct property-related searches, seizures, arrests, attachments, confiscations, and investigations.

The Prevention of Corruption Act attempts to codify and improve the legal framework governing anti-corruption efforts and related issues.

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