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A credit card scam in progress represents a minor in White-Collar Crime at Curry College

A minor in White-Collar Crime offers business, accounting, and criminal justice students a direct career path to one of the fastest-growing job sectors today.

Related: New White-Collar Crime Minor Prepares Criminal Justice, Business Majors for Booming Job Sector

White-Collar Crime Careers and Internships

The only one of its kind in New England, the White-Collar Crime program spans financial transactions and fraud schemes to fraud examination investigations and the legal elements of white-collar crime. Incorporating topics such as public corruption, money laundering, corporate fraud, embezzlement, and more, this minor will prepare students for jobs that continue to grow in demand, including potential roles as investigators, fraud examiners, forensic science technicians, police officers, and detectives.

The White-Collar Crime minor is designed to help fill the industry gap and make Curry students more competitive in the market. As part of the new program, students can earn a certificate in fraud investigations and minor in white-collar crime before graduating. They will also be well-positioned to sit for the Certified Fraud Examiner test led by the Association of Certified Fraud Examination (ACFE). Moreover, the new program is also establishing internship opportunities by partnering with notable corporate leaders, including banks, insurance firms, casinos, and private equity firms such as Citizens Bank, DraftKings, and Trip Advisor.

 The following five courses are required for a minor in White-Collar Crime:

ACNT 2060:  Forensic Accounting

CJ XXXX:  White-Collar Crime

CJ 2190:  Transnational Crime and Corruption

CJ 2700:  Financial and Legal Aspects of Crime

CJ 2705: Fraud Examination, Prevention, and Deterrence

Students graduating with a minor in White-Collar Crime from Curry College will be equipped with the skills to:

  • Describe asset misappropriation, corruption, and financial statement fraud
  • Explain the job market, case studies, and organizational structure of forensic accounting
  • Describe the international structures and function of organized criminal syndicates
  • Examine the social and economic disparity associated with white-collar crime
  • Examine the accounting principles associated with forensic accounting
Dr. Jeffrey Carson, assistant professor of criminal justice at Curry College

Meet Dr. Jeffrey Carson

The White-Collar Crime minor is led by Dr. Jeffrey Carson. With intelligence and research roles with the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Defense in his background, Dr. Carson has seen firsthand that more criminal justice professionals are needed to help address complex and sophisticated white-collar crimes such as fraud, money laundering, and identity theft.

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White-Collar Crime Minor

A minor in White-Collar Crime offers business, accounting, and criminal justice students a direct career path to one of the fastest-growing job sectors today.

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