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Case Studies in Corporate Crime (CRM330)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Description Corporate crime is concerned with offences committed by companies or their agents against creditors, investors, the environment, corporate competitors or members of the public. Through the use of case studies, such as the Volkswagen emissions case, students will explore the social, economic and political impact of corporate crime. The role of regulatory agencies in detecting and preventing crime will be examined and students will be encouraged to critique the effectiveness of methods used to prevent corporate crime.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Define and discuss examples of corporate crime;
2. Write a case study on a specified corporate crime using sources and referencing appropriate for the discipline;
3. Prepare an annotated bibliography;
4. Critique the social, political and economic dimensions of corporate crime;
5. Explain the role of regulatory agencies in detecting and preventing corporate crime; and
6. Critically reflect on the effectiveness of approaches to prevent corporate crime.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lecture: 2 hours per week
Unit Learning Experiences The lectures will combine traditional lecturing style with interactive and engaging activities to consolidate information.
Assessment A case study, an annotated bibliography and an exam.
Prerequisites Successful completion of CRM100 Introduction to Criminology, CRM201 Policing and Crime Prevention
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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White Collar and Corporate Crime (BCrim)
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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