1 x 2-hour seminar weekly
1 Admission into BLAWLP-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice
1a Admission into BLAWLPG-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Graduate Entry)
1b Admission into BLAWLPR-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice
1c Admission into BLAWLPRG-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Graduate Entry)
1d Admission into BLAWLPRH-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Honours)
1e Admission into BLAWLPRGH-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Graduate Entry) (Honours)
2 18 Units of upper level LLAW topics
3 9 Units of CRIM topics
4 18 Units of upper level topics
Must Satisfy: (((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e) and 2) or (3 and 4))
Enrolment not permitted
CRIM2203 has been successfully completed
Topic description
This topic explores the nature, scope and impact of corporate crimes, which are some of the most complex and criminologically captivating offences, including money laundering, securities fraud, public corruption, environmental crimes, perjury, bribery, cyber-crimes among others. In both the Australian and international context, this topic explores those who commit corporate crimes, the crimes themselves, the relevant criminological theories, the prosecution of such crimes, measures taken to minimise harms resulting from such crimes, as well as inquiring into the nature of prosecuting and defending those charged.
Educational aims
This topic aims to:

  • provide a clear and structured understanding of central concepts relevant to the criminological literature on corporate crime

  • provide and promote a sophisticated understanding of the accounts of corporate crime as well as those models and practices employed to control corporate crime

  • cultivate an environment in which students can reach a critical understanding of key features of corporate crimes in a variety of contexts

  • provide understanding of the Australian Institute of Criminology's research on corporate crime
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic, students will be able to:

  • explain the nature, scope and impact of corporate crimes

  • identify the conceptual differences and similarities between corporate crime, white-collar crime and organised crime

  • identify, classify and distinguish between certain corporate crimes

  • critique modes or practices designed to control the impacts of corporate crimes

  • produce a research project on corporate crime that is similar in form to those produced by the Australian Institute of Criminology

  • communicate their understanding of corporate crime in written form