Learning Objectives

  1. Articulate the criteria experts use to distinguish white-collar crime from traditional forms of offending as well as criticisms of these criteria.
  2. Evaluate the ways corporate crimes harm society in terms of physical and property damage as well as in weakening the moral fabric of society.
  3. Describe the impact of various types of white-collar crime.
  4. Discuss some of the theoretical explanations for white-collar crime.
  5. Describe the complexity in defining organized crime.
  6. Discuss the different types of criminal organizations identified by the criminal justice system.
  7. Identify the various criminal justice responses to organized crime.
  8. Discuss how different theoretical explanations can be applied to enhance our understanding of organized crime.
  9. Compare and contrast the similarities and differences between traditional forms of crime and cybercrime.
  10. Identify various types of cybercrimes, such as hacking, identity theft, child pornography, Internet fraud, and cyberstalking.
  11. Discuss some of the legislation that has been enacted to address cybercrime.
  12. Apply some “traditional” theoretical perspectives to explaining cybercrime.