Non-violent acts involving deception, typically known as white collar crimes, are commonly committed by a public official or person of business. It's the profile of these regular offenders that helped coin the term "white-collar", as opposed to blue-collar. Signs of a white collar crime normally involve a trail of evidence known as a "paper trail" that investigators use for prosecution of the case. These include bank statements and other forms of documentation.
White collar crimes can be further broken down into three typologies: theft crimes, crimes against public administration, and regulatory offenses. White collar crime is considered a form of theft when it involves things like embezzlement, which is stealing a business' money for one's own purposes.
White collar crime can be a regulatory offense, say, when a broker violations a securities law that results in investors losing money, such as unfair trade practices. White collar crime can also be a crime against public administration when they fall under the umbrella of perjury or offering bribes.
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