White Collar Criminality Nexus with Environment

  • Anshu Singh
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  • Anshu Singh

    Advocate in the Calcutta High Court, India

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Why people with high standing in the society do not think that they can be criminals too. The illegal acts that they perform to get profit in their businesses or to fulfill their undue purposes makes them criminal under the eyes of law. But what can be the situation where, there is no specific legislation in our country with respect to it. Yes, in our country we don’t have any specific legislation for such people. We do call that act as white-collar crimes but, hardly few people have any clue with respect to it. The need of the hour is thus, to ensure that there is a minimization if not complete riddance of the subjugation of the certain segments of the society to the consequences of man’s reckless pursuit for the so-called advancement. This is in reality what justice is all about to secure the justice to the voiceless and marginalized sections of the society. Edwin Sutherland defines white collar crime as “a crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of their occupation". In this paper, the researcher will be talking about white collar crime with respect to environment which can also be called as green collar crime with respect to Maradu Flat Case of Kerala. She will try answering certain questions like how environmental harm is a kind of white collar crime with the help of cases, is white collar crime actually a crime and to what extent it can harm individual or society at large and what measures needs to be taken to curb the menace of white collar harm done to the environment.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 3, Issue 4, Page 872 - 878

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLSI.11994

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