White Collar Crime
Not every criminal offense is accompanied by physical violence. The term “white collar crime” refers to crimes that are usually of a financial character and are committed by people of high status or influence, who abuse their status and power. There are a few types of crimes defined as “white collar crimes,” among them: fraud and breach of trust crimes, bribery, entry of falsehoods in corporate documents, receiving something in a fraudulent manner, theft by an executive or authorized person, tax offenses, money laundering, violations of competition/anti-trust laws.
Lately, it appears that there is a particular rise in white collar crime. They are indeed rarer than other offenses in the criminal field, but in many cases they make waves in the media. Since crimes of this type require great sophistication, the suspects need to be represented in a sophisticated manner.