White Collar Crimes

There are trillions of reasons to join one of the fastest-growing careers, specifically four trillion reasons — that’s how much money internal corporate fraud costs each year and fraudulent crimes against persons is nearly the same.

The white-collar crimes concentration examines white-collar crime and financial fraud. Network with professionals and explore careers in cybercrime investigations, fraud investigations, international crime investigations, organized-crime investigations, corporate security, loss prevention, anti-money laundering, law enforcement, risk management and numerous other fields.

In addition, the concentration in white-collar crimes is designed to provide students with the knowledge to sit for the following certification exams: ACFCS Certified Financial Crimes Specialist (CFCS), AICPA’s Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), ACFE Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), IAFCI Certified Financial Crimes Investigator (CFCI), ACAMS Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), and other national and international certifications.

The program requires 30 units of graduate credit for the degree.

Required Courses (for a total of 15 credits)

  • CJST 6631 – Investigations I
  • LSTD 6620 – Regulation & Occupational Fraud
  • CJST 6651 – Criminal Procedure
  • INVS 6601 – White Collar Crime Analytics
  • CJST 6690 – Research Project

White Collar Crimes Concentration (15 credits)

  • CJST 6630 – Investigating Financial Crimes
  • CJST 6600 – Computer Crime: Legal Issues and Investigative Procedures

Plus three (3) electives approved by advisor (9 credits).

*Under the agreement with the ACFCS, this course provides 25 continuing education credits towards the CFCS certification and reduced fee to sit for the certification exam

Special Topics in 2017

  • INVS 6672 – Topics in Investigations (this may be taken in place of CJST 6690 Research Project)
  • INVS 6673 – White Collar Crime Analytics
  • INVS 6675 – Dark Web Investigations
  • INVS 6676 – Transational & Organized Crime Investigations
  • INVS 6677 – Security & Loss Prevention

Focused areas of study: Students can elect to focus in specific areas with their advisor’s approval.

Law Enforcement:

  • INVS 6605 – Topics in White Collar Crime Investigations
  • INVS 6603 – Topics in Money Laundering specialized topic course offered in the future**
  • INVS 6602 – Contemporary Fraud Schemes

**See advisor for best selection

Security and Internal Investigation:

  • Contemporary Issues in Security & Loss Prevention
  • INVS 6604 – Topics in Corporate Investigations
  • INVS 6602 – Contemporary Fraud Schemes or special topics courses offered in the future**

**See advisor for best selection

Anti-Money Laundering*:

  • Contemporary Issues in Security & Loss Prevention
  • INVS 6603 – Topics in Money Laundering
  • CJST 6678 – Homeland Security & the Threat of Terrorism, or special topics**

*Required study for the ACAMS track **See advisor for best selection

Litigation Support:

  • Contemporary Topics in Civil Litigation
  • INVS 6604 – Topics in Corporate Investigations
  • INVS 6602 – Contemporary Fraud Schemes

Cybercrimes:

  • NSPS 6603 – Internet Vulnerabilities & Criminal Activity
  • INVS 6603 – Topics in Money Laundering
  • NSPS/CJST 6629 – Practical Issues in Cryptography

Students are not limited to courses as outlined above and may take courses in computer-crime investigations, national security and criminal investigations. It is recommended that you discuss elective selections with your adviser to maximize your educational and career opportunities.

Recommended order of course enrollment based on three course enrollment per semester (except summer), assumes fall enrollment, schedule will vary based on term of enrollment (spring, summer, fall) and number of courses per semester.

Semester One — Fall

  • CJST 6631 Investigations I
  • LSTD 6620 Regulation & Occupational Fraud
  • CJST 6651 Criminal Procedure

Semester Two — Spring

  • INVS 6601 White Collar Crime Analytics
  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2

Semester Three — Summer

  • CJST 6630 Investigating Financial Crimes
  • CJST 6600 Computer Crime: Legal Issues

Semester Four — Fall

  • Elective 3
  • CJST 6690 Research Project or Contemporary Issues in Investigations

Other Online Programs at UNH

We also offer an Online Masters in Criminal Justice and an Online Masters in Emergency Management
As someone pursuing a career change to the criminal justice eld, the accelerated online Master’s program offers the unique ability to jump start my new career in law enforcement while still providing the exibility to work full-time.
Daniel Bates, Criminal Justice Graduate Student