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State-corporate crime refers to
Corporations depend on the state to provide an environment in which to conduct their commercial activities and exploit the markets for profit. Legislation that the state enacts defines the boundaries of what corporations may and may not do to secure their primary interest, which is capital profit. Likewise, capitalist states depend on the financial success of the corporations operating within their borders for their strength and security. If it becomes clear that a corporation is operating in violation of the law to obtain its profits, some elements of the state may believe it's in society's best interest to prosecute and penalize the corporation, and other elements may not. This conflicting interest provides easy opportunity for obstructions of justice - or simply turing a blind eye to crimes that are being committed - and it is in this context that state-corporate crime occurs.
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