White Collar Crime Definition and Legal Meaning

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

What is White Collar Crime?

(n) In any crime it will be apparent that someone is doing a crime like beating, killing or pick pocketing etc. When a normal act with no apparent reason to believe there is an element of a crime involved in it, is done with a motive to do crime, such acts are called white collar crime. For example selling some item which he knows is going to be banned immediately. Such activities are generally done by upper class, supposed to be wearing unstained cloths hence the name white collar crime