BY KOMAL SINGH AT LEXCLIQ
White Collar Crimes
The most influential criminologist and sociologist of 20st Century is Edwin Sutherland , he defined white collar crime as ” crimes committed by people of high status , great repute and Respectability in their occupation “.
Related to corporate sector , White Collar Crimes are non violent crimes generally committed by businessmen and professionals. Corruption, fraud, bribery are most common White Collar Crimes in India and all over the world. The Business Standards on 22.11.2016 published a report titled , ‘ Changing dynamics of White collar crimes in India’ that in last 10 years , the Central bureau investigation as found of 6,533 cases out of which 517 cases where registered in past two years.
Advancement in commerce and technology has invited unprecedented growth in one of the types of White collar crimes knowns as cyber crimes . It is good to see that India had ranked on 85th which subsequently came on 76th position in 2015 because of several measures to tackle White collar crimes.
India is a developing country, but White collar crimes are becoming major cause for its under development along with poverty, health, etc. These crimes requires immediate intervention by the government by not only making strict laws but also ensuring its proper implementation.
If I see reasons for White collar crimes in India is greed, Competition, and lack of proper laws to prevent such crimes are majors also lack of awareness, for the necessity.