Malum Prohibitum Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Malum Prohibitum, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Malum Prohibitum?

(n) Malum Prohibitum are the activities which are considered as crime by their specific introduction or defining in the statute as a crime. For example white collar crimes are not an apparent crime by its nature if we evaluate it with our conventional yardstick of identifying a criminal activity. But it is crime by Malum Prohibitum.