2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin

PAD 331 Fraud, Waste, Abuse and Corruption in Public Organizations

3 hours 

This course examines the issues of fraud, waste, abuse and corruption in public, nonprofit and other publicly-funded organizations from interdisciplinary perspectives, including management, law, economics and other social sciences. The managerial perspective considers the role of control systems and an integrity-fused organizational culture in preventing fraudulent, wasteful, abusive and corrupt practices. The legal perspective addresses the statutory basis for prosecuting such practices, as well as oversight structures, such as Inspectors General, designed to address such practices within an organization. Economic and other social science perspectives will be used to illuminate the systemic and individual dynamics that can invite and sustain corrupt, wasteful and abusive practices.




ENG 201, and PAD 101 or PAD 140 or PAD 240 or ACC 250