ADJ 116 Syllabus

Division:  Arts and Sciences                                                                           Date:  February 2014

Curricula in Which Course is Taught:  Administration of Justice

Course Number and Title:  ADJ 116, Special Enforcement Topics

Credit Hours:  3         Hours/Wk Lecture:  3           Hours/Wk. Lab:              Lec/Lab:


I.              Catalog Description:  Considers contemporary issues, problems, and controversies in modern law enforcement.  Lecture:  3 hours


II.            Relationship of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught:


ADJ 116 is a first or second semester course and is a required course for those pursuing the law enforcement specialization within DCC’s Administration of Justice program.  ADJ 116 does not require any special experience, prerequisites or corequisites.


III.           Required background:


English 111 eligibility


IV.          Course Content:


A.     Crimes Against Consumers

B.     Unsafe Products

C.    Environmental Crimes

D.    Institutional Corruption

E.     Securities Fraud

F.     Corporate Fraud

G.    Fiduciary Fraud

H.    Crimes by the Government

I.       Corruption of Public Officials

J.      Medical Crime

K.     Computer Crime


V.           Learner Outcomes


The student will:

VI.          Evaluation

A.               define categories of major white-collar crimes including fraudulent business practices such as overpricing, unsafe consumer products, etc.

B.               understand individual fraudulent “con games”, “schemes” of all types and “duping” of innocent victims

C.               understand an array of employee white-collar crimes requiring deceit, dishonesty, fabrication and rationalization of behavior

D.               understand corrupt institutional practices such as insider trading and fiduciary fraud

E.               apply legal aspects to all areas of individual and institutionaleconomic crimes

F.                understand medical as well as computer crime

G.               understand elements of investigative practice useful to not only the understanding of simple to complex economic crimes, but also preparation of economic crime cases for prosecutorial purposes

H.               be able to analyze and explain in the classroom various white-collar (economic) crimes and create and explain “The Perfect White-Collar (economic) Crime”


Students will be evaluated by quizzes, examinations, papers

On special projects as determined by faculty.


All students must complete systematic writing assignments beyond examinations as defined by faculty.


All written assignments will be assessed for spelling, punctuation, grammar and consistency according to the conventions of standard English.



VII.    This course supports the following  objectives:


DCC Educational Objectives:


Critical Thinking

Cultural and Social Understanding