You get a choice this week! Please respond to one of the following:
Option 1: “White Collar Crime”
- Identify a real example of a corporate scandal – an example of when one of the listed business crimes from your textbook was alleged to or may have been committed. Now look at your example from a prosecutor’s viewpoint: present your argument to the judge as to why the conduct at issue should be viewed as constituting one of those specific business crimes. (Identify the elements of the crime and show how the facts support each element to prove the conduct was criminal).
- In your reply post, look at your classmate’s example from a corporation defense perspective: present your argument to the judge as to why the conduct at issue is not a business crime (show how one of the elements of the crime was not met, or could be disproved, or how a defense could be asserted.
Option 2: “Computer Trespass and Computer Hacking”
- Discuss the key elements of identifying computer trespass and computer hacking crimes. Next, use the Internet or the Strayer Online Library (https://research.strayer.edu) to research articles on computer trespass or computer hacking cases from within the past five years. Next, argue your support for or against the decision of the court in your selected case. Justify your position and respond to no less than one of your peers.
- In your reply post, look at your classmate’s example and see if you can make an argument for the other side.