Spring 2021 Course Schedule

White Collar Crime (LAW-749-001)
Tracee Plowell

Meets: 06:00 PM - 08:50 PM ( W)

Enrolled: 58 / Limit: 65

Administrator Access


We will be meeting via Zoom. The course page on MyWCL has a registration link which you must complete in order to gain access to the Zoom course. After registration, students will be placed into a Zoom waiting room to ensure that only registered White Collar Crime course students have access to the course.


An examination of the substantive law of white-collar crime, as well as the practice, procedure, and strategy concerning federal white-collar criminal investigations and prosecutions. Topics include the definition of and theory behind white-collar crime; investigative techniques used to combat white-collar crime; grand jury law and practice; prosecutorial discretion; plea bargaining; grants of immunity, entrapment, privileges, and other common defenses; charging decisions and drafting of indictments; sentencing and the goals of punishment; and substantive law topics including conspiracy, mail and wire fraud, bribery and public corruption, false statements, perjury, obstruction of justice, computer and Internet fraud, and money laundering.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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Israel, Podgor, Borman, White Collar Crime, Law and Practice, West, 2015 4th Edition.

First Class Readings

White Collar Crime, Law and Practice, Chapters 1-2 (pp. 1-50); Justice Manual ยงยง9-27.220 and 9-27.230 (https://www.justice.gov/jm/title-9-criminal)


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