Introduce yourself briefly. Discuss your prior knowledge of and interest in the course topic. Also, explain how this course will assist you in your career path. Next, choose one of the options below for discussion. Be sure to elaborate and explain.

  • CASE 7-2: United States of America v. Park (p. 166 in the text)
    Do you think that Parks should have been charged with a criminal offense when he was not directly running the warehouse where the contaminated food was stored? Should he be convicted when he did not intend to hurt anyone? Discuss why or why not. What precedent does the court rely on in this case?
    For one of your posts, do a little exploring online and discuss another white-collar crime story in the news. Include one source, properly cited in APA format.
  • Exhibit 2-1: Enron, WorldCom, and Shifts in Business Regulation (p. 19 in the text)
    Google either of these two companies to learn the story of the financial scandals that resulted in the loss of millions of dollars and the imprisonment of corporate officers. Do you think that the CEOS and other corporate officers were justly held criminally responsible? Do you believe that business can regulate itself to act ethically or is government oversight a necessity to protect the public from financial wrongdoing? Investors? Elaborate and explain.
    For one of your posts, do a little exploring online and discuss another white-collar crime story in the news. Include one source, properly cited in APA format.

Refer to the Discussion Rubric PDF for directions on completing these discussions.

Rubrics