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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
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Law
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,340

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 a Bachelor law degree or Bachelor of Laws combined degree 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 opens10/11/2019
Semester start13/01/2020
Subject start13/01/2020
Cancellation 1?27/01/2020
Cancellation 2?03/02/2020
Last enrolment26/01/2020
Withdraw – Financial?08/02/2020
Withdraw – Academic?29/02/2020
Teaching census?07/02/2020