White Collar Crime



SLN #: 20494
Course Prefix: LAW-642
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Belanger

Course Description:
This class will focus on the process and practice of white collar and corporate criminal prosecution, defense and case resolution mainly in the pre-trial phase. It will not be a class that focuses on the elements of substantive criminal offenses, although we will analyze at least one federal substantive crime. Rather it will attempt to examine the process the government uses to investigate and prosecute what are commonly referred to as white collar crimes and the process and methodology defense lawyers and corporate counsel use to respond to these investigations, to avoid prosecution, and to resolve cases. We will also look at prosecution policy and discretion, the process of plea negotiation, the issues confronted in parallel criminal and civil proceedings, the collateral consequences of a criminal conviction, and the ethical issues that arise in these contexts.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: Take-Home
Paper or In-Class Presentation: In class presentation
Participation Points: Yes, up to 2 points given
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Attendance is required
Online Course Site: None