1 ~ Page 1 ~ Volume III ~ Issue I Winter 2010 Saint Leo University ~ Criminal Justice news ~ from Saint Leo to you Inside this Issue~ For students ~ View scholarship opportunities ~ page 1 we are Saint Leo! Attention: Criminal Justice Students! Saint Leo University- Faculty Submissions ~ page 2 View scholarship opportunities from Alpha Phi Sigma at: Saint Leo University- Sex-Trafficking Course ~ page 3-5 (Cut and paste into browser) Students and faculty: Please send submissions for our SPRING issue to: Thank you!
2 ~ Page 2 ~ Saint Leo University Faculty Submitted by: George Ackerman, Esq., MBA, (Ph.D-ABD) THE WHITE COLLAR CRIMINAL EFFECT ON BUSINESSES TODAY White-collar crime was identified back in Most individuals did not pay much attention though to economic crime until the recent famous cases with Martha Stewart, Enron and other large business powerhouses. There is a new fascination as well, by the public, of white collar criminals such as Bernie Maydoff. White collar crime in the 1930's used to mean crime committed by a person of respectability and high status in the course of his occupation. However, today white-collar crimes are described more broadly as any criminal activity for financial advantage that occurs in the course of business. A person no longer needs to be of high social status to commit a white-collar crime. White-collar crimes also include nonviolent crimes committed by corporations or individuals. Some examples of white-collar crimes are embezzlement, bribery, fraud and violations of federal and state laws regulating business. One of the most prevalent white-collar crimes today is credit-card fraud. Many of us are faced daily with credit card fraud. A great deal of crime is evolving with our increased use of and dependence on Internet use. Some white-collar crimes prevalent today include embezzlement, Internet and computer fraud, health care fraud, insurance fraud, and mail fraud. Embezzlement, according to the text is when someone in a position of trust with money takes it for personal use. Internet and computer fraud involves unauthorized access to financial accounts and/or computer files or even sabotage of computers. Health care fraud relates to the over-billing or other scams that are performed by doctors, ambulance services, pharmacies, and extended-care facilities. Insurance fraud occurs when insurance companies charge higher rates than allowed by state regulators. Mail fraud involves the use of the postal service to mail materials that help create a fraud. Ponzi schemes are the new millennium of crime. With a poor economy and United States hoping to move in a more positive light, law enforcement is working more the businesses to solidify and fight corruption and unethical behavior that has led to illegal acts. Other use of crime and technology through business have grown with the invention of the internet. Now from an individual's own home, a business can destroy millions of individuals lives through identity theft. Computer and Internet fraud is a white-collar crime more prevalent in recent times. Hackers use computers and the Internet to gain unauthorized access to financial records computer files of corporations as well as individuals. There are, as well, computer viruses and worms that can destroy data on a computer or render a computer useless. The Internet makes it very easy to commit credit-card fraud. With the right information, one can purchase goods online with someone else s credit card information. Tax evasion is another white-collar crime prevalent today. Income is deliberately not reported, expenses are inflated, and required tax returns are not filed at all. In the end, businesses both internal and external need to keep a close eye on their financial records, and in the hiring and training process to gain more ethical values, moral virtues and overall law-abiding business policies in an increasing chance for corruption in the business world. George Ackerman
3 ~ Page 3 ~ INTERNATIONAL SEX TRAFFICKING SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND ST. PETERSBURG COLLEGE S FLORIDA REGIONAL COMMUNITY POLICING INSTITUTE MAY 9 12, 2011 The Department of Criminal Justice of Saint Leo University in cooperation with St. Petersburg College s Florida Regional Community Policing Institute (FLRCPI) will be offering a 4-day course on the campus of Saint Leo University (Selby Hall) on the above indicated dates on the topic of International Sex Trafficking. This course is being offered AT NO CHARGE for Certificate only,(thanks to the financial support of SPC s FLRCPI) to local and state law enforcement officers, representatives of non-governmental organizations dealing with sex trafficking victims as well as faculty, staff and students of Saint Leo University. This course is being taught by highly experienced law enforcement investigators and scholars in the field of International Sex Trafficking. Instructors will include: Terrance C. Terry Coonan, J.D. is the executive director of Florida State University Center for the Advancement of Human Rights. He leads the multidisciplinary center s efforts to educate and train a new generation of human rights advocates, track human rights issues and serve as an advocate for human rights nationally and internationally. Thomas Gillan is Director of the Criminal Justice Office Catholic Charities of Central Florida. The Criminal Justice Office provides programs and services to victims of Human Trafficking, as well as Law Enforcement, Corrections and Juvenile Justice Personnel. Lt. George Koder is a 17-year veteran of the Clearwater Police Department. He supervises the Special Investigations Division which includes investigations of Human Trafficking, as well as Criminal Intelligence, Narcotics and Crime Analysis. Det. Jeremy Lewis is a 10-year veteran of the Pinellas County Sheriff s Office and served as the lead detective on the Clearwater Area Human Trafficking Task Force. He was also the lead detective in the 2009 Human Trafficking Investigation in the Treasure Island human trafficking case and has extensive experience with domestic and foreign human trafficking investigations, as well as brothel investigations. Nataliya Lyovina-Glover is an adjunct professor in the Department of Education at Saint Leo University where she teaches English as a Second Language (ESOL) and Introduction to the German Language.
4 ~ Page 4 ~ She was born in the Ukraine and has recently become a United States Citizen. While in the Ukraine, Ms. Glover obtained invaluable experience in screening Visa applications, to reduce the possibility of the sex trafficking of young women. She has a master s degree in English and German from the Ukraine and a master s degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Leo University. She is a frequent guest speaker at Saint Leo University for courses on Terrorism and International Sex Trafficking of Women and Children. Det. James McBride is a highly experienced detective with the Clearwater Police Department and is the Lead Investigator in the Clearwater Area Human Trafficking Task Force. He also has extensive teaching experience on the topic of human trafficking. Dr. Leonard Territo is a former homicide and rape detective with the Tampa Police Department and Chief Deputy (Undersheriff) with the Leon County Sheriff s Office. He is presently Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, Florida. His co-authored book International Sex Trafficking of Women and Children: Understanding the Global Epidemic has just been released. The topics to be covered include: Background of Women in the Sex Industry in the United States Brothel Investigations Child Sex Tourism Compassion Fatigue Current Trafficking Investigations/Prosecutions in Florida Domestic Sex Trafficking Health Effects of Sex Trafficking and Prostitution Indicators of Sex Trafficking International Sex Trafficking, a Global Perspective Investigative Techniques Including Undercover Work and Surveillance Legal and Social Service Needs of Sex Trafficking Victims Methods of Initiation and Control of Women Methods of Movement Methods of Recruitment National and International Laws on Sex Trafficking Organizing a Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement Task Force to Combat Sex Trafficking Overview of Florida and Federal Law on Human Trafficking Recruiters, Traffickers and Pimps Sex Trafficking as Organized Crime The Impact of Sex Trafficking on Children The Psychological and Physical Damage of Sex Trafficking Upon Victims The Role of Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Assisting Sex Trafficking Victims
5 ~ Page 5 ~ This course will be offered for the 2011 Summer Semester and is available for a Certificate of Completion, Undergraduate (CRM 367), or Graduate (CRJ 500) credit hours. The following tuition rates apply: Certificate Only No Fee, (Funding Provided through St Petersburg College, FLRCPI), CRM $735, and CRJ $1146. Those attending this course for Academic Credit will have additional assignments inclusive of Research Papers and Active Learning projects. If you would like to register for this course please contact Ms. Ashlee Castle at : For additional information on this course, please contact Professor Barry Glover, PLEASE NOTE: Special accommodation rates of $59.00 thru $79.00, depending on individual room preferences, have been obtained at the following location: Microtel Hotel 7839 Gall Boulevard Zephyrhills, FL (813) Please mention Saint Leo University special rates when booking hotel.