white-collar crime

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Introduced by American sociologist Edwin Sutherland.

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white-collar crime (countable and uncountable, plural white-collar crimes)

  1. Non-violent crime, generally for personal gain and often involving money. [from 1939]
    Fraud and embezzlement are examples of white-collar crime.

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