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Fall 1997


Course syllabus for CJUS 510 Topics in Criminal Justice: Nontraditional and Computer Crime

Course description: This is an advanced course in the criminal justice studies curricular sequence for all students interested in the study of crime/deviance, criminality and deviant/criminal behavior. The primary focus of the course will be the understanding of the phenomenon of nontraditional crime and some of its ramifications, including a review of all prominent explanatory theories. Special attention will be paid to the study of white collar and computer crime to include corporate crime, occupational crime, governmental and political crime, enterprise/organized crime, computer and technocrimes. In addition, we will examine some of the prevention/control mechanisms and societal responses in the administration of justice (law, policing, prosecution and sentencing) in the context of these nontraditional crimes.