Within the field of
criminology, white-collar crime or 'incorporated governance' has been
defined by Edwin Sutherland "...as a crime committed by a person of
respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation."
Sutherland was a proponent of Symbolic Interactionism, and believed that
criminal behavior was learned from interpersonal interaction with
therefore overlaps with corporate crime because the opportunity for
fraud, bribery, insider trading, embezzlement, computer crime, and
forgery is more available to white-collar employees.
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