Course Descriptions

Administration of Justice

MAJ 6610
White Collar Crime
3 credits

This course analyzes the usually nonviolent criminal conduct described as violations of trust. Typologies of white collar crime will be presented as occupational, governmental, corporate, financial, technical, professional, and religious in nature. Measurement and assessments of costs will include the economic and social damage. White collar crime will be presented through a review of the pertinent theories, including the work of Sutherland, Coleman, and Ross. Both the deviant and criminal aspects of these behaviors will be presented. A practical overview will include the prevention, detection, and prosecution of offenders as well as a survey of the law enforcement agencies tasked with specialized investigative responsibilities.