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Understanding Corporate Crimes and Economic Scams in India


Corporate Crime has been defined to mean a crime that is committed by a corporation or business entity or an individual acting on behalf of the company. It is also called as an Organizational Crime, a type of White Collar Crime, the commission of which leads to the benefit of the corporation. Under this course, the concept of Corporate Crimes has been explained in detail covering the meaning, definition and scope.

The provision of Corporate Liability with regards to earlier and subsequent trend has been discussed. There have been some of the biggest and most talked about Corruption Scams in India. While these scams are being exposed in the country frequently, the course covers the top ten economic scams in India which shook the entire economy of the nation.

The course elaborately discusses the Criminal Justice System in India with reference to Economic Offences being committed in the country Also, the process and procedure of filing complaint for an Economic Offence has been widely comprehended. Lastly, the course provides us with an insight into the measures of countering frauds i.e., through Business Ethics and Compliance Programmes in order to mitigate the risk of Economic Scams.



After Completion Learners will be able to:

  • Understand the Concept of Corporate Crimes extensively.
  • Identify the landmark economic scams in India along with the reasons of such frauds.
  • Recognize the measures being taken in order to combat such corporate frauds.
  • Critically analyze the Criminal Justice System in India and Economic Offences.


  • Module 1 – Corporate Crimes and Investigation
  • Module 2 – Introduction to Landmark Economic Scams and Frauds in India
  • Module 3 – Criminal Justice System in India and Economic Offences
  • Module 4 – Conclusion
  • Certification Exam/ Assessment



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  • Anyone who is interested in this field

Level: Beginners

Language : English


Progress will be tested by way of quizzes and assignments at the end of each Module. Learners must attempt the exam at the end of the course and secure at least 50% marks to obtain course certificate.

About the Author

Poli Kataki did her LLB from the Delhi University and Masters in Business law from NLSIU, Bangalore. She is an Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India. Poli has wide ranging experience in the matters related to Commercial Laws, Company Laws, Customs and Excise, Arbitration Laws, etc.
She has attended various seminars and conferences at the National and International level. Her contribution towards drafting the guidelines pertaining to Darjeeling being covered under the sixth schedule area has been widely recognized. She has also been appointed as a Local Commissioner by the Delhi High Court in a Company Petition and has been involved in the Drafting, Settling and Vetting of contracts of different nature such as Rent Agreement, Sale Deed, Memorandum of Incorporation, etc.
The Instructional Design of the Course has been done by Team LawSkills.

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