Corporate and White Collar Crime

Credits: 3.00
Faculty: Miriam Baer

This seminar examines the federal laws and policies that have been enacted in response to corporate and white collar crime. Students will explore the substantive and procedural aspects of corporate and white collar criminal law enforcement, including: the federal mail fraud and money laundering statutes; the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; the Bank Secrecy Act; deferred prosecution agreements; bounties and protections for federal whistleblowers; parallel prosecutions by multiple federal and state agencies; and other relevant topics.

Grading and Method of Evaluation:

Letter grade with pass/fail option. Grades will be based on a combination of class participation and short and longer written papers. With the advance permission of the professor, a limited number of students will be permitted to request that their papers be eligible to satisfy the Upperclass Writing Requirement.


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