This seminar focuses on the crimes committed by those with political, economic or social power in the course of their occupations. Specific attention is given to crimes committed within organizations, such as corporations, political organizations or non-profit groups. The course begins with a discussion of the meaning of white-collar crime and moves to consider theories that account for the motivation of white-collar offenders and the opportunity structures that facilitate offending behavior. The second half of the course addresses the social control mechanisms designed to deter white-collar crime. Special attention will be paid to the limitations of the criminal justice system to respond effectively to this form of crime.