This course will examine the structure of federal law enforcement, the scope of federal criminal law and techniques for limiting federal criminal authority. It will address the problems of fraud and political corruption and specifically examine the crime of mail fraud, violation[s] of the Hobbs Act and examine official bribery. The course will include an examination of drug trafficking and money laundering. Group and organizational crime will be addressed through examination of conspiracy and the racketeer influenced and corrupt organizations statute. As time permits, students may also examine federal sentencing guidelines and forfeiture provisions.
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You must have completed the following courses before enrolling in this course:
- LAW 0410 (Criminal Law I)