Federal Criminal Law

B739 is taught by J. Hoffmann

This course focuses on federal criminal prosecutions, such as those brought against inside stock traders and corrupt politicians. It begins with the basis for federal jurisdiction and the various arguments for limiting federal criminal authority. It then turns to specific federal statutes such as the Racketeer-Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, the Travel Act, and mail and wire fraud statutes. (2 cr.)