Spring 2022 Course Schedule

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

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

Enrolled: 41 / Limit: 65

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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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The required textbook for the course is:

  1. Israel, Podgor, Borman, White Collar Crime, Law and Practice, West, 2015 4th Edition
  2. Israel, Podgor, Borman, and Henning's Statutory and Documentary Supplement to White Collar Crime: Law and Practice, 4th Ed. (2015)

We will also access various publicly available materials:

  1. https://www.justice.gov/jm/title-9-criminal
  2. https://uscode.house.gov/browse/prelim@title18&edition=prelim
  3. https://www.ussc.gov/guidelines
  4. Additionally, we may discuss a few cases that do not appear in the textbook. These cases will be posted on MyWCL and/or can be retrieved from Westlaw or Lexis.
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