White Collar Crime Emphasis

College of Liberal Arts
White Collar Crime Emphasis

Deciphering White-Collar Crime through a Critical Lens

Our White Collar Crime program adopts a critical criminological perspective on criminality and the Criminal Justice System, delving into the often-overlooked realm of white-collar crime and its profound impact on society at the environmental, financial, and personal levels.

Through a rigorous and critical criminological lens, students examine white-collar, environmental, cyber, and corporate crimes, exploring violations of criminal law, civil law, and morality. This comprehensive approach equips students with the knowledge and skills to analyze these complex issues and develop research-based recommendations for effective public policy.

Specialized Expertise in a Growing Field

Benedictine University’s White Collar Crime Emphasis offers a unique and valuable specialization within the Criminology and Criminal Justice program. Our program cultivates ethical leadership and a strong sense of social responsibility. You will learn to approach white-collar crime with integrity and a commitment to promoting justice and accountability in the corporate world.

White-collar crime has become increasingly prevalent and sophisticated, causing significant harm to individuals, businesses, and society as a whole. Benedictine’s White Collar Crime Emphasis provides you with in-depth knowledge and skills to tackle this complex and evolving issue.

Join a vibrant community of scholars and practitioners dedicated to understanding and addressing the complex issues surrounding crime and justice. Our program will empower you to make a meaningful contribution to society, whether through direct service, advocacy, or policy reform.

Real-World Application and Career Preparation

This comprehensive program delves into the intricate world of criminology, equipping students with the knowledge and skills to analyze, critique, and propose effective policy solutions for criminal and juvenile justice systems.

Through a research-based approach, students will gain hands-on experience in investigating the operations of police, courts, and correctional institutions, gaining a deeper understanding of the challenges and complexities faced by these agencies.

A critical criminology perspective will be instilled, enabling students to identify the strengths, weaknesses, and potential areas for reform within the criminal justice system. Essential statistical tools and research methodologies will be mastered, empowering students to conduct rigorous and meaningful criminological research.

Gain a Competitive Edge in a Variety of Fields

Our comprehensive curriculum will equip you with a broad understanding of the criminal justice system, preparing you for a diverse range of career opportunities. Whether you aspire to work as a social worker advocating for vulnerable communities, a lawyer defending the rights of the accused, or a criminal justice professional seeking to reform the system from within, our program will provide you with the essential tools and knowledge to succeed.

Lay the Foundation for Graduate Studies

Our program serves as an ideal springboard for pursuing graduate studies in sociology, social work, criminal justice, or legal studies. The rigorous coursework and research opportunities provided will enhance your critical thinking skills, analytical abilities, and understanding of complex social issues, preparing you for the demands of advanced academic programs.

Here is an example of some courses you may take in the White Collar Crime Emphasis program:

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Environmental Crime
  • Corporate Crime
  • Cybercrime
  • Occupational Crime

White Collar Crime Emphasis courses

White Collar Crime Emphasis courses are taken from the Criminal Justice course list (CJUS)

Lisle undergraduate course descriptions

Mesa undergraduate course descriptions

White Collar Crime Emphasis – Lisle | Mesa



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Mesa, AZ 85201
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