State-Corporate Crime Law and Legal Definition

State-corporate crime means crimes that result from public-private partnership. It generally results from the inherently distorted relations of the state and the policies and practices of commercial corporations. The term was coined by Kramer and Michalowski in 1990. Later it was re-defined in 1993 by Aulette and Michalowski. State-corporate crimes are often interchangeable with white-collar crime, corporate crime, and state crime. But, because of state-corporate crime’s explicit focus on the symbiotic relationship that exists in capitalist countries between the state and the corporations it can be differentiated from white-collar crime, corporate crime, and state crime.