The case study in the box at right describes the story of Sergeant James Corcoran, whose efforts to alert authorities to election and vehicle towing improprieties played a role in exposing the larger web of corruption in the City of Bell.
The study includes discussion/reflection questions throughout. Students also have the opportunity to “meet” Sergeant Corcoran through video clips of a 2013 interview.
As a convenience to faculty, the Institute also offers a list of suggested readings (see box at right) and faculty notes (email firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Institute is deeply grateful to Hastings College of the Law Student Seung Eun Hong, who assisted with the research for this case study.