Movie: A Civil Action
Discuss how the issue of white collar crime is presented in the film.Do notgive a scene-by-scene description of what happened in the movie.Who starred or appeared in the film or who directed it (i.e.: the movie stars the director the producer – remember this isnt a film class).Your review should be athoughtful discussionof how the film relates to white collar crime.
Your discussion should include:
Isthe movie based on a true story?
Whatis the crime?
Howdoes it take place?
Whydoes it take place?
Whoare the characters involved (NOT the movie stars who play the characters the characters
themselves who are they what is his/her profession)
How longdoes the crime occur before it is discovered?
Howis it discovered and who/why/how is the crime discovered
Howdid the discovery of the crime affect the offenders reputation/status in the business?
community or his/her family; did it have any affect?
Howis the crime resolved was there a trial; if so what was the outcome
Didthe perpetrator receive a prison sentence?
If greed is involved in your film what motived the greed? (a fathers approval perhaps? Or maybe resentment of insults the character endured in the past?) In other words is the greed based on something more complex than greed for money and arrogance?
Was the entity (i.e.: the corporation or agency) a victim or perpetrator or both?
What do you think?Is the propensity to engage in unlawful conduct systemic; that is is it inherent in a competitive free-enterprise economic system in a society oriented toward the individualorwas criminal behavior caused solely by bad apples rogue employees whose character flaws led them to cheat and steal?
Based on our class readings and discussions describe the extent to which the media’s portrayal of the crime was accurate. What does the research say about the particular crime that occurred?
Your paper must be 4 pages in length. APA format required