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White Collar Crime (CRM230)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Description White collar crime is an increasing problem in Australia and overseas. This unit will examine the definition and scope of white collar crime and the social, economic and political consequences of these crimes. The unit will investigate who perpetrates white collar crimes and why and the role of regulatory agencies in detecting and preventing white collar crime will be examined. Students will have the opportunity to discuss a number of cases involving white collar crime from Australia and overseas.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Define white collar crime;
2. Describe a range of white collar crimes;
3. Critically analyse the social, economic and political impact of white collar crimes ;
4. Explain the role of regulatory agencies in detecting and preventing white collar crime;
5. Identify why white collar crime is committed; and
6. Communicate information effectively to an academic audience using sources and referencing appropriate for the discipline.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 hours per week
Unit Learning Experiences The lectures will combine traditional lecturing style with interactive and engaging activities to consolidate information. Students are encouraged to engage with the current literature to expand and clarify the unit textbook
Assessment An essay, a multiple choice quiz and an exam will test students' understanding of white collar crime
Prerequisites CRM100 Introduction to Criminology
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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