Case Study


Search for a money laundering case recently discussed in the news media. The case can be currently open or closed. Any one of several corporations or corporate officials in the recent news media that are being investigated or criminally charged by the government will do. Try to find sufficient information and detail about the perpetrators to enable you to thoughtfully speculate about the motivations for their crimes.

Note: The case should be recently discussed, within 1 year.

Whatever criminological insights you bring to bear on these speculations will help you do better on this assignment.

Assignment Guidelines:

Define the major problem or problems. Problems cause symptoms. For example, stress causes the symptom of high blood pressure. Often, the symptoms are directly described in the case, whereas the problems usually are not. If necessary, indicate how the problems are related to one another. Here is where you can include responses to the question: What has happened to the key players since the events in this case?

Use appropriate references supporting the problem definition and subsequent experience of key players (avoid using blogs or Wikipedia). Analyze the situation. Explain the mechanisms that are causing the problem or problems. Use appropriate theories to show how the problems identified above cause the symptoms of ineffectiveness in the case. Present examples found in the case study that support your argument.

Here is where you should include responses to the question: Were the consequences they experienced as a result of their role appropriate under the circumstances and why? Use appropriate references supporting the analysis of the situation. Integrate theories and concepts from the course material (avoid using blogs or Wikipedia). Present the solution. Develop a structured plan of action. Who is to do what, and when? Solutions should follow logically from analysis—treat the problems, not the symptoms. What are the expected outcomes (both positive and negative) of the solution? What aspects of the problem remain unresolved by your solutions?

Here is where you should include a response to the question: What preventive and detective controls can be put into place to prevent this from happening again? Use appropriate references supporting recommended solution. Integrate theories and concepts from the course material (avoid using blogs or Wikipedia).

Presentation Guidelines:

· Do not rehash the minutia or details in the case.

· Give an analysis, not a description.

· Use and apply theories and concepts from the course material; integrate course material where it is useful. Include at least two references other than the course text. Be thorough.

· Be careful. Make sure to avoid plagiarism and to use quotation marks and proper citation as required.

· Length should be 800 to 1,200 words and double-spaced.

· Use APA format for citations and the required References page. Remember that the significant portion of your analysis should be in your own words.