Crimes of the Powerful
CCJ 410 – White Collar Crime/Crimes of the Powerful….4 Quarter Credits
This course examines the many facets of white-collar crime and deviance including corporate, occupational, professional, political, and organized criminal behavior. A major component of this exploration will include the nature of elite deviance as it relates to crime and power in contemporary American society. Examples of white-collar crime and deviance are drawn from a host of disciplines including criminology, sociology, political science, economics, public health/epidemiology, and environmental science, to illustrate the breadth as well as the frequency of white-collar offending in elite settings. In addition to covering the major white-collar crime types, students will also learn about the law and social control of white-collar crime; the policing and regulating of white-collar crime; and the prosecuting, defending, and adjudicating of white-collar crime.