International Journal of Law
International Journal of Law
International Journal of Law
Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2018)

White collar crime in India: Socio-legal study

Anamika Beohar, Kuljit Singh

The law of wrongdoing has been as old as the civilisation itself. There was no criminal law in ignoble society. "A tooth for a tooth, tit for tat, a life for a life" was the precursor of criminal equity. As the general public created wrongdoing likewise expanded. Presently with the progression of science and innovation more up to date type of guiltiness has emerged known as cubicle violations. Professional wrongdoing commonly allude to violations conferred by agents, business visionaries, open authorities and experts through misleading or extortion instead of conventional manual violations which have a tendency to include savagery. The idea of cubicle wrongdoing was presented in the field of criminology by Prof. Edwin H. Sutherland in 1939. The principle classes of cubicle violations are Debasement and pay off, nourishment and medication contaminated, tax avoidance, dark advertising, Profiteering, accumulating, tax evasion, human trafficking, digital wrongdoings and so forth. White collar crime, which is a generic term for all forms of criminal misuse of trust, creates great problems of economic, political, and moral damage to all segments of American society, and helps to sustain common or street crime. Classify white collar crime by crime description have been difficult because new forms are constantly surfacing; however a psychological analysis describes the social contexts in which white collar crime occurs;
  1. Persons committing crimes on their own
  2. Violation of responsibility to their employer by members of an organization or business
  3. Crimes that are incidental to business operations
  4. White collar crime as the business’s central activity
Since knowledge of crime causes is required to alleviate them, the following consideration of criminal’s motives is essential: The incentive of money based upon the perception of relative deprivation, A threat to goal attainment, A sense mastery of desirable skills, the concept of benefitting the victim and group force examined. Moral ambiguity is apparent in the belief that other are doing the same thing, and a formerly acceptable business practice may become a criminal act by today laws. His deterrent value of punishment can be lessened by light sentencing, though the shock of an arrest can prevent a new criminal’s recidivism. The larcenous nature of the victim themselves is also used as a justification for fraud.
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Anamika Beohar, Kuljit Singh. White collar crime in India: Socio-legal study. International Journal of Law, Volume 4, Issue 2, 2018, Pages 254-259
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