White Collar vs. Blue Collar Crime

White Collar vs. Blue Collar Crime

money and handgunWhat are white and blue collar crimes? To help you gain a better grasp of these types of crime, we outline them here. While these ‘collar crimes’ are not actual legal terms, they are commonly used to classify the nature of different crimes.

The term ‘white collar crime’ was coined in the 1930s, and it is used to designate crimes often committed by working professionals or administrators, who often wear ‘white collared’ dress shirts. White collar crimes generally include nonviolent crimes such as embezzlement, fraud, and identity theft. These types of crimes differ from blue collar crimes in two specific ways: they are usually very hard to prosecute, and they are usually very complex. This is due in part to the fact that perpetrators of white collar crimes are often sophisticated and cover their trail of evidence.

Blue collar crimes are less sophisticated, often more violent crimes. Usually committed by individuals outside of the professional class, these are crimes such as burglary, assault, and murder. If convicted, prison sentences for these crimes are usually longer and in higher security facilities.

Bail for White and Blue Collar Crimes

If you or someone close to you needs bail for white collar or blue collar crimes, call Georgia’s bail professionals today at 706-353-6467!