Portland-State-University 2021-2022 Bulletin

CCJ 390U Crimes of the Powerful

Crimes committed by persons of respectability and high social status as opposed to traditional "street crimes" normally highlighted in criminology and criminal justice courses. White collar corporate, governmental, and occupational crime examples include: violations of environmental, safety, health, and labor laws; finance crimes; corporate abuses of power; fraud; crimes of globalization; and violations of the public trust. Final course section covers law, regulating, policing, prosecuting, adjudicating, and responding to challenges of white collar crime.


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