White Collar Crimes Project
The final project for this course will be research paper on White Collar Crimes. The purpose in announcing the final this early in the course is very important. The paper must include a reference from each module (Module 1: Defining White Collar Crimes; Module 2: Crimes in Sales-Related Occupations and Crimes in the Health Care Systems; Module 3: Crime in Systems of Social Control and Crimes in the Housing System; Module 4: Crimes by the Corporate System; Module 5: Environmental Crime and Explaining White-Collar Crime; Module 6: Policing White-Collar Crime; Module 7: Judicial Proceedings and White-Collar Crime and Module 8: The Corrections Subsystem and White-Collar Crime) also discussed in this course. In addition, no less than two additional outside resources will be utilized, but not from Wikipedia. This is an opportunity to organize your module research each week. The final research paper will be no less than 5-7 pages in length (not including the title page, abstract or bibliography), 1 inch margins, 12 point font, New Times Roman. As with all essays in this course, the final paper will be submitted as an attachment in a Microsoft Word format. This assignment, as with all written assignments, should follow APA guidelines.
Throughout this course you will study various topics relating to white collar crime such as embezzlement, insider trading, etc. Research and analyze a white collar crime case that most interests you. Be sure to include a summary, the significance of the case, the outcome of the case, and any applicable court rulings. For example, you may research the Enron Scandal, the Bernie Madoff pyramid scheme, the Martha Stewart case, etc.