White-collar Crime in Poland 2400-PP3SL104
The seminar is divided in four sections:
Choosing by participants the themas of graduete thesis [classes 1-2]
Academic writing classes (memento). [classes 3-4]
Second part of the seminar is devoted to the oral presentations of participants and disscusions about the main problems of white collar crimes [classes 5-10]
Third section of the course ist devoted to presentation of participant’s proposals [classes 11-15].
In the sprig all students present the papers (ca. 20-30 min.), which are the part of the thesis, showing their progress in the reaserches.
Type of course
Seminar enlarged the knowledge of character and types of the white collar crimes and unveils economic methods of analyzing the crimes. Student is familiar with interpretations of the causes and constraints of the white collar crimes, particularly in Poland during transition. During the course students are knowledgeable about the rules of academic writing and understand what means to perpetrate plagiarism.
S1A_W01, S1A_W02, S1A_W03, S1A_W06, S1A_W07, S1A_W08, S1A_W09, S1A_W10
1. Student has knowledge of the rules of academic writing and understand what means to perpetrate plagiarism. (S1A_W06, S1A_W10)
2. Student knows the methods of preparing and analyzing the statistical data and other sources. (S1A_W06)
3. Student is familiar with the economic theories which are useful in the analyzing the different aspects of crime (economic theory of crime, rent seeking theory etc.) (S1A_W01, S1A_W06)
4. Student knows different types of the white collar crimes (i.e. corporate crimes); has knowledge of the characters of these crimes. (S1A_W02, S1A_W07)
5. Student knows different types of corruption (i.e. bribery, nepotism, patron-clent network); understands the relation between corruption and the white collar crimes. (S1A_W02, S1A_W07)
6. Student is knowledgeable about the evolution of white collar crime in Poland after II World War, especially about the impact of the command economy pathologies on the white collar crimes in the time of transition. (S1A_W03, S1A_W08, S1A_W09)
7. Student has knowledge of the factors determined the white collar crimes; understands economic and noneconomic causes of rising these crimes. (S1A_W08, S1A_W09)
Upon completion of the course student is able to prepare BA thesis, formulate research hypotheses, and prepare an oral presentation as well as he/she is able to collect, organize and analyze economic data and materials. He/she is able to perform analyses of different economic phenomena in short and long term, comparative analysis, and take into account the social context of the analyzed phenomena. Student can think critically.
1. Student is able to collect and analyze data and information for his/her research work using Internet, libraries and other resources. He can formulate research problems and questions on his/her own as well as justify their importance basing on literature. He/she is able to indicate economic theories to interpret economic changes. Student is able to prepare paper/thesis which fulfill all requirements. (S1A-U03, S1A-U09)
2. Student is able to prepare an oral presentations concerning his/her research.(S1A-U10).
3. Student is able to use the knowledge gained during studies to solve research problems. (S1A-U01, S1A-U02, S1A-U04, S1A-U06, S1A-U07, S1A-U08)
The course is also designed to develop the competences of responsibility, critical thinking, analyzing problems and identifying information as well as the public presentations and discussions. In addition, student is able to identify his/her incompetence and lack of knowledge, and is conscious of the lifetime-learning process.
1. Student is able to find out data and information by their own and then properly analyze them. Student is able to formulate the research question and prepare the BA thesis(S1A_K03, S1A_K06)
2. Student is prepared for the public presentations, discussions and critical analyze of the opinions of others. They are able to identify their incompetence and lack of knowledge, and are conscious of the lifetime-learning process.. (S1A_K01, S1A_K02, S1A_K03)
3. Students are prepared to use the knowledge gained during course in practice. (S1A_K07)
For credit and grade, the students are expected to:
1. prepare oral presentations (ca. 20-30 min. long)
2. participate actively in discussion
3. prepare proposal of the thesis [fall].
4. prepare the part of the thesis [spring].
Teoria wyboru publicznego Wstęp do ekonomicznej analizy polityki i funkcjonowania sfery publicznej, J. Wilkin (red.), Warszawa 2005.
E. Furubotn, R. Richter, Institutions and Economic Theory. The Contribution of the New Institutional Economics, Ann Arbor 1997.
O. Górniok, Przestępczość gospodarcza i jej zwalczanie. Warszawa 1994.
G. Garbarczyk, Przestępczość gospodarcza na tle przemian ustrojowych w Polsce, Toruń 2002.
M. Bednarski, Drugi obieg gospodarczy, Warszawa 1992
I. Majchrzak, Pracownicze przestępstwo gospodarcze i jego sprawca, Warszawa 1966
W. L. Miller, Á. B. Groedeland, T. Y. Koshechkina, A Culture of Corruption. Coping with Government in Post-communist Europe, Budapest - New York 2001.
Recomended readings will be given direct by course lecturers on seminar.
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