White-collar crime refers to financially motivated nonviolent crime committed by business and government professionals. Within criminology, it was first defined by sociologist Edwin Sutherland in 1939 as “a crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation”. Categories of white collar crimes are bribery and corruption, food and drug adulteration, counterfeiting, forgery, tax evasion, cyber-crimes etc.
The term “white-collar crime” has not been defined in the code. But the dimensions of white-collar crime are so wide that after analyzing the provisions of Indian Penal Code 1860, we may conclude that certain offence under Indian Penal Code is closely linked with white collar crimes such as bribery, corruption and adulteration of food, forgery etc. The special Acts dealing with white collar crimes and the provisions of Indian Penal Code should be harmoniously interpreted to control the problem of white-collar crimes.
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