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Konceptualni problemi kriminala bijelih kragni
The Conceptual Issues of White Collar Crime

Author(s): Mirza Buljubašić
Subject(s): Criminal Law, Criminology, Corruption - Transparency - Anti-Corruption
Published by: Pravni fakultet Univerziteta u Tuzli
Keywords: white-collar crime; concept; definition; issue; criminology; theory;

Summary/Abstract: Almost 80 years passed since Edwin Sutherland coined the term ‘white-collar crime’ in his presidential address to the American Sociological Society, but scholarly consideration of the subject remained present. However, white-collar criminality is often observed indifferent by public and has been neglected by most academics in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Aim in this paper is to build on Sutherland’s and insights of other relevant scholars by addressesing different conceptual propositions and definitions on white-collar crime: what offenses constitute and how to define white-collar crime? Paper will strive to answer these questions. The paper concludes that there is no universal definition of white-collar crime, however it is about crimes, mostly economic offenses, committed by and against business.

  • Issue Year: 4/2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 165-194
  • Page Count: 30
  • Language: Bosnian