SU to host discussion on white collar crime

2013-10-26T17:00:00Z SU to host discussion on white collar crimeThe Sentinel The Sentinel
October 26, 2013 5:00 pm  • 

SHIPPENSBURG — Shippensburg University’s Department of Criminal Justice will sponsor “Crime in the Suites: Corporate and Occupational Deviance” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the Tuscorara Room at Reisner Dining Hall.

The event is also hosted by the student Criminal Justice Club.

“The panel presentation will hopefully stimulate public and cross-discipline awareness and dialogue about the issues surrounding white collar crime, such as the lure employees and corporations encounter when confronted with meeting unwavering demands with dwindling resources,” said Cynthia Koller, assistant professor of criminal justice at SU and panel moderator.

Panel members are Shippensburg faculty from various disciplines. They include: James E. Benton, associate professor of accounting and finance; Jerry Carbo, associate professor of management; Laura Patterson, assistant professor of criminal justice; Lynn F. Baynum, associate professor of reading/literacy in the teacher education department; and Patricia A. Patrick, associate professor of accounting.

Koller said she hopes the discussion will show students that every profession struggles with ethics issues, and that the public is often misinformed about the nature and extent of white collar crime occurring in the United States and around the world.

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