My topic is “Target Credit Card Hack”
Current Events Papers:
You will select a three current event fraud related topics you would like to study. Topics will be
approved by your professor and articles referenced must have been published within the past 18
months. Each paper will be two to three pages in length. Each will have a summary which states
the main issues of the case and the key facts; a body which discusses the relevance of the case to
the industry and fraud; and a summary which expresses your opinion about the case and the
Current Event Papers
Students have been asked to select a current event fraud related topic s/he would like to study
this semester and ask the professor for permission in the discussions area. Students will be
required to submit 3 (three) current event papers during this course, due in Weeks 4, 7, and 8.
Please work in advance of these due dates and request permission for your topics at least two
weeks before the actual paper is due. NO LATE SUBMISSIONS! I hope the below provides
guidance to you, but if you need any further clarification, PLEASE ASK THE PROFESSOR!
Each current event paper is worth 100 points.
Below are some criteria to help you in writing your current event papers.
Current Event Paper – 4 pages double-spaced (MINIMUM) – Do not exceed 6 pages
The current event paper is a comprehensive examination of the topic you have selected as the
subject of your paper. Points WILL be deducted for problems with spelling, punctuation and
grammar. The professor will approve the topics to ensure their relevance in the field of
study. NOTE ON OUTSIDE REFERENCES: It is imperative that you use outside references
in your research paper. Be sure that you cite your sources properly and fully. If you do not have
at least 2 references for your paper, you did not fully research the topic or you incorrectly cited
information and may be plagiarizing. The purpose of the assignment is for you to develop your
understanding and opinions on the research, not to regurgitate someone else’s.
EXAMPLE CURRENT EVENTS TOPICS – SELECT FRAUD TOPIC
You are restricted to presenting your ideas within the page limitations (exclusive of any charts,
pictures, tables, figures, diagrams, endnotes, and bibliographies). With this limitation in mind,
each student must develop their topic to a degree that it is demonstrated that they have mastered
the technical as well as practical aspects of the topic. NOTE THAT STUDENTS MUST
NOTIFY THE INSTRUCTOR OF THE SELECTED. THE INDIVIDUAL MAY NOT
CHANGE THE SELECTED UNLESS SPECIFICALLY APPROVED BY THE
INSTRUCTOR IN ADVANCE.