2014-2015 Undergraduate Bulletin

SOC 360 Corporate and White-Collar Crime

3 hours 

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 that 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.



Cross Listed Courses

ECO 360


ENG 201, junior standing or above, SOC 203 and one course in economics