Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: ECO                                     Course Number: 360                                    
Course Title: Corporate and White Collar Crime
Subject: Economics
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


In examining crimes committed by corporations and organizations, as well as individuals in the course of their occupation, this course explores: how such crimes are socially defined, who commits them, who is victimized by them, which social contexts promote them, and how society responds to them. The economic, social, and political costs of corporate and white-collar crime are compared to street crime. Other topics include: embezzlement, fraud, and theft which occurs within enterprises, "underground" economic activity; criminal violation of antitrust and environmental laws, security, fiduciary, and market crimes; and corrupt relationships between business and government. Members of either the Economics or Sociology faculties teach this course with varying emphasis on the above topics.

Prerequisite: ENG 102. In addition: junior standing or above; SOC 203, and one course in ECO.
  • This course is crosslisted as:   SOC 360
Start Date:    08/31/2001                         End Date: