crime, white-collar


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  • crime, white-collar — n. A crime usually done by professionals and businesspeople, such as extortion, computer crime, wire fraud, and government contract fraud. See also felony, misdemeanor The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks,… …   Law dictionary

  • white-collar crime — ➔ crime * * * white collar crime UK US noun [C or U] LAW, WORKPLACE ► crime in which an office worker or someone in business illegally takes money from their employer or the people they deal with in their business: »A state employee was charged… …   Financial and business terms

  • White-collar worker — The term white collar worker refers to a salaried professional who performs semi professional office, administrative, and sales coordination tasks, as opposed to a blue collar worker, whose job requires manual labor. White collar work is an… …   Wikipedia

  • white-collar crime — white collar criminal. any of various crimes, as embezzlement, fraud, or stealing office equipment, committed by business or professional people while working at their occupations. [1945 50] * * * Introduction   crime committed by persons who,… …   Universalium

  • white-collar crime — white collar criminal. any of various crimes, as embezzlement, fraud, or stealing office equipment, committed by business or professional people while working at their occupations. [1945 50] * * * white collar crime noun Crimes entailing… …   Useful english dictionary

  • white-collar crime — A variety of nonviolent financial crimes, generally committed by businesspeople or public officials,involving commercial fraud, consumer fraud, swindles, insider trading on the stock market, embezzlement, bribery, or other dishonest schemes.… …   Law dictionary

  • White Collar — Título White Collar Ladrón de guante blanco (España) Estafa y crimen (México) Género Comedia Crimen Drama Misterio Creado por Jeff Eastin Reparto Matt Bomer Tim DeKay Willie Garson Tiffani Thiessen …   Wikipedia Español

  • White-Collar-Kriminalität — White|col|lar|kri|mi|na|li|tät auch: White Col|lar Kri|mi| …   Universal-Lexikon

  • white-collar — adj 1.) [only before noun] white collar workers have jobs in offices, banks etc rather than jobs working in factories, building things etc →↑blue collar, pink collar ↑pink collar ▪ white collar jobs 2.) white collar crime crimes involving white… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • white-collar criminal — white collar crime, a crime associated with white collar workers, such as embezzlement or fraud, or engaging in tax evasion, bribery, patent infringement, misrepresentation in advertising, and the like. –white collar criminal …   Useful english dictionary

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