Pink Collar Crime: An Analysis of Women’s Involvement in White-Collar Offenses

  • Faiza Altaf Pirani
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  • Faiza Altaf Pirani

    LL.M. Student at Amity University, Rajasthan, India

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This legal study article investigates the phenomenon of "pink collar crime," which refers to women's involvement in white-collar criminal activities. Despite popular belief that white-collar crime is primarily committed by males, it is seen that, albeit to a lesser extent, women are also involved in these offences. The article examines existing literature on the subject, including the types of white-collar crimes in which women are engaged, as well as the reasons for their participation. The article also looks at the societal and legal responses to pink collar crime. It emphasizes the importance of a gender-informed approach to addressing pink collar crime that takes into account the unique challenges and circumstances that women experience. The article ends with potential solutions for preventing and combating pink collar crime, such as improving women's access to education and job opportunities, as well as adopting gender-responsive policies in the criminal justice system. Overall, the purpose of this article is to add to the growing body of study on pink collar crime and to inform future efforts to address this critical problem.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 359 - 368


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