Business Crimes (3920)

This course examines the history and current status of efforts to control corporate business activity through criminal sanctions. It explores the major substantive and procedural issues involved and the role of attorneys in advising, prosecuting and defending corporations and business people, including their ethical responsibilities. It also considers the federal statutes' criminal provisions, including antitrust laws, securities laws, OSHA, Consumer Products Safety Act, RICO, and the fraud and abuse laws applicable to health care providers. Analysis of procedure problems, including corporate evidentiary privileges, grand jury conduct, the use of immunity grants, search warrants and subpoenas, and the interplay between criminal and civil proceedings is included.


Course Details

  • Credits: 2