Which of the following proceedings could possibly result in a cease and desist order?
All of the above
How do judges justify giving white-collar offenders shorter sentences?
They do not want to cause extra harm to the offender’s family
Shorter sentences provide offenders more opportunities to give back to the community
Shorter sentences place offenders in a better position repay victims
Which of the following trends is an accurate statement about the guidelines that judges follow when sentencing convicted offenders?
Judges depart upwards from the guidelines in cases where vulnerable groups are targeted
Judges depart downward when the harm is only monetary
Judges tend to depart upwards for computer criminals
Judges depart downward when officials abuse trust
Which of the following is not a decision made by the prosecutor in a white-collar case?
What charges to file against the offender
Whether or not to arrest an offender
Whether or not to prosecute a white-collar case
Whether or not to accept plea bargains
How does the way in which a case is referred to a prosecutor affect a prosecutor’s decision-making?
More violent crimes can lead to more white-collar crimes being prosecuted
White-collar cases sometimes must be sold to prosecutors in order to be prosecuted
Victims of white-collar cases must show emotional harm similar to traditional crime to convince prosecutors to charge offenders
White-collar cases must be referred to prosecutors by private agencies in order to be taken more seriously by prosecutors
What is a common reason prosecutors are often reluctant to prosecute corporations?
The corporations can compile expensive defense teams
Cases are easier to prove and win against individuals
The time and resources put into cases against corporations is not worth it
Prosecutors do not want to punish shareholders
Which of the following can be cited as a reason juries often make mistakes in a white-collar case?
Inadequate presentation of forensic evidence
Shady defense strategies that are meant to confuse the jury
The trial is conducted too quickly for jurors to make an informed decision
In what way does a white-collar trial differ from a traditional criminal trial?
The majority of traditional trials involve multiple defendants, but white-collar trials typically only have one defendant, even if it is one corporation
Criminal trials are more stressful for the defendant
White-collar trials are longer in length than most traditional criminal trials
How is a qui tam lawsuit different than most other civil cases?
It involves a business as the plaintiff
It involves multiple plaintiffs
It involves the government as the plaintiff
It involves an individual suing a corporation on the government’s behalf
Which of the following is a type of class bias that might give an advantage to the white-collar defendant?
White-collar offenders can hire high powered defense teams
Criminal justice officials can have complacency towards white-collar crime
The laws are sometimes written to protect corporations
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