The abstract of the article "The Costly Truth: Examining the Impact of White Collar Crime" provides an overview of the content covered. It highlights the pervasive nature of white-collar crime, its various forms, characteristics, motivations, and consequences. The abstract emphasizes the impact of white-collar crimes on individuals, businesses, and the overall economy, focusing on the erosion of trust, financial losses, misallocation of resources, and the need for robust legislation and effective enforcement. It also discusses the specific context of white-collar crimes in India, including common offenses and their implications for the country's economy and society. The defense strategies commonly used in white collar crime cases are also discussed. Focusing on India, the article outlines the prevalent white collar crimes in the country, such as fraud, corruption, insider trading, cybercrime, and money laundering, and their impact on the economy and society. The erosion of investor confidence, misallocation of resources, and damage to reputation are outlined as major consequences of white collar crime. The article emphasizes the need for a multi-faceted approach to address white collar crime, including robust legislation, effective enforcement, and proactive measures to promote transparency, accountability, and ethical practices. It concludes by emphasizing the significance of collective efforts from individuals, businesses, and government institutions in combating white collar crime and its detrimental effects, to foster a resilient and inclusive economy, restore investor confidence, and ensure a fair and just society.