CRIJ116 Crimes in U.S. Business
Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Criminal Justice
- I. Course Number and Title
- CRIJ116 Crimes in U.S. Business
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- CRIJ100 or
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course introduces students to the history of white-collar crime and present-day white collar crime. The major topics of study include criminal infractions in small and large business corporations and the methods of investigation utilized by criminal justice agencies.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- examine white-collar crime in public, private and governmental institutions;
- demonstrate an understanding of the crimes against the individual and the roles of business involved in the criminal activity; and
- demonstrate an understanding of the investigative issues related to business crimes.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- examination of the legal concept of white collar crime
- crimes against the public -- environmental crime
- institutional corruption: mass media and religion
- crimes by the government and corporations
- crimes against the individual -- consumers and products
- causes of crime and investigative actions needed to make a difference
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsThe assessment of course learning goals is based on participation in classroom discussions, written exams, assignments, papers, and/or performance based tasks and projects.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:See course syllabus.
Review/Approval Date -11/98; Revised 4/2011; New Core 8/2015