In This Chapter
• General principles
• Understanding white-collar crime
• Types of common law crimes
• Protection under the Fourth and Fifth Amendments
In this chapter we’ll examine what constitutes a crime and the specifics of several white-collar, or business, crimes. Because this book focuses on business law, these crimes aren’t the type you’d see as the subject of a TV show. Instead, the crimes are nonviolent crimes that involve some form of cheating or fraud. While they aren’t physical crimes like murder or assault, they are equally devastating because they involve people’s money.
Background Principles of Business Crimes
In a general sense, a crime is an act that violates a law by harming someone or their property ...