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LAWS13-568: White Collar Crime and Serious Fraud


White Collar Crime and Serious Fraud is an elective subject in undergraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law. This subject covers the main theories of criminology, the sociology of deviance and white collar crime and the types of fraud and serious fraud, including investigation, prosecution and sentencing from a law professional perspective. It also includes a comparison of the handling of serious fraud in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom and the role of the Australian Crime Commission, Australian Securities and Investments Commission and the United Kingdom and New Zealand Serious Fraud Offices. Teaching in this subject will include research and discussion of case studies.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Law
Semesters offered
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Law
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge of criminology and white collar crime. 2. Demonstrate knowledge of fraud and other corporate crimes. 3. Reflect critically on the limits of the Australian approach to white collar crime.

Enrolment requirements

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Students must be admitted into an approved Bachelor Law degree OR Bachelor of Laws combined degree OR Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology OR be an approved Law Study Abroad OR Law Exchange student.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens17/07/2022
Semester start12/09/2022
Subject start12/09/2022
Cancellation 1?26/09/2022
Cancellation 2?03/10/2022
Last enrolment25/09/2022
Withdraw – Financial?08/10/2022
Withdraw – Academic?29/10/2022
Teaching census?07/10/2022