White-collar Crime, South Asia, Corruption, Criminality, Economic Growth and Industrial Revolution.
25 November 2020
In the contemporary world of technological advancement and industrial revolution, white-collar crime is a ubiquitous phenomenon and thus transmits various threats towards the modern civilizations. Diverse types of elite class-generated socio-economic felonies though do not trigger any personal physical injury but remarkably impair the economic fabric of the people of South Asian regions disintegrating their stock markets, public interest and government economy. Consequently money laundering, bribery, falsifying company accounts, tax evasion, intellectual property theft, human trafficking, medicine contamination, financial embezzlement and forgery have taken epidemic form in countries like Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Nepal. To this context, this research is an attempt to make critical study on the diversified modes of commission of white-collar crime and its impacts on socio-economic values and orders of the South Asian countries. The paper further aims to analyse the relevant legal regime of the aforesaid countries dealing with such crimes within their territories. The study also examines various causes of white-collar crime taking place within these neighbouring countries. It lastly imparts some possible recommendations to safeguard their interest from the curse of white-collar crimes.