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White-Collar Crime

  • By: Ruslan Zholdoshbaev
  • In: Encyclopedia of Social Deviance
  • Edited by: Craig J. Forsyth & Heith Copes
  • Subject:Psychopathology, Crime & Deviance (general)

The term white-collar crime was first introduced by Edwin Sutherland, in 1939, during his presidential address at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Society. He defined such a crime as one committed by a person of respectability and high social ...

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