Throughout the semester, we discussed several theories of crime and criminality as it pertains to white collar crime, each with their own strengths, weaknesses, and policy implications. They all attempt to explain the causes of white collar crime and what if anything we can do about it. Students should develop a thesis statement that concisely articulates the papers main point, while directing the reader to the content in the body of the essay. The body of the paper should cite specific theories, relevant material, concepts, authors, and research. Late papers will be accepted in accordance with the Faculty Expectation guidelines for late submissions. It will help to sequence your ideas through well-developed paragraphs with transitional statements/phrases, which will enhance the papers organization. Since essay responses will evolve from week-to-week, comparing and contrasting your position on each weeks topics will be a fruitful exercise that will help direct you to the root cause of white collar crime and what we can do about it.