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

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

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.

Prerequisite: ENG 102. In addition: junior standing or above; SOC 203, and one course in ECO.
  
Comments:
     
  • Members of either the Economics or Sociology faculties teach this course with varying emphasis on the above topics.

  • This course is crosslisted as:   ECO 360
     
  
Start Date:    08/31/2001                         End Date: