Written Assignment Unit 2
For each of the following scenarios, state whether you believe litigation, ADR, or criminal
prosecution is the appropriate response and explain your answer, citing information from the
textbook as support for your positions.
The legal part is very significant and mandatory to secure the rights of individuals and their
freedom. Moreover, the legislation supports building a secure place for each person. There
are three different approaches I have understood this week to impose legitimate rights. These
legitimate rights are known as litigation which is a legal action filed in the court to identify
the remedies and debts (Lau & Johnson, (n.d.) p.44). There is another approach known as
ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) is a concept that comprises several different
techniques of dispute resolution distinguished from litigation (Lau & Johnson, (n.d.) p.1).
Hence, every approach has a particular situation that allocates with the origin of the case.
There are three different scenarios that will indicate the required response, which is as below:
Adele is a secretary for her company. As part of her responsibilities, she can write checks for
the purchase of office supplies. One week, she is short on cash and may not have enough
money to buy groceries for herself and her daughter. She writes a check out to herself,
intending only to do this once and reimburse the account. She never does, though, and finds
herself in a similar situation a few weeks later. This happens several times and Adele ends up
taking a large amount of money from the account. Eventually, the accounting manager
discovers a discrepancy and confronts Adele, who admits to writing checks to herself.
In this first scenario, the case of Adele is a criminal case which is also known as white-collar
crime, and has committed a crime, thus she must face the consequences of her deed. Though
she has criminal intent initially, Adele did not repay the amount of money which lead her to
motivate to act criminally. This illegal behaviour is a crime, and criminal persecution must be
utilized. Among staff, Adele is recognized as a trustworthy employee which is why she has
the duty of managing the finance for many years without any supervision which made her
easier for her to perform a criminal act. The inside jobs" are minor crimes done by trusted
persons (Lau & Johnson, 2011). Adele's intention was to pay back the funds, but the matter of
fact is that she could easily escape without any penalties made her self-approving regarding