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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

LawShelf Educational Media | Evaluated Learning Experience

White-Collar Crime (CRM-201)


Various (self-study, self-paced).

Various, distance learning format.

December 2021 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: differentiate between various types of fraud such as mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, computer fraud and securities fraud; apply the rules against making false statements, including under federal statute 18 USC § 1001 and under perjury laws; apply the rules of obstruction of justice, witness tampering, bribery and other offenses against the judicial system; determine whether a white-collar crime has been committed, and which one, based on fact patterns; and define racketeering and explain how racketeering statutes have been used to combat criminal organizations.


This course focuses on the criminal laws that relate to crimes that typically do not feature violence or force. It looks at many categories of these crimes that are punished on the federal and state levels. The course looks at the distinction between corporate liability and personal liability for criminal actions. It also covers how various white-collar crimes are punished.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, or Administration of Justice (6/21).