White Collar Crime and Official Corruption

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    White Collar Crime and Official Corruption

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Criminal Justice, Justice Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    JSB172 or JSB178 or LLB101

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit will cover the complementary crimes of corruption and white collar crime. Every nation in the world struggles to have its public officials act in the interest of its citizens. The study of Public Sector Ethics covers the types of actions and the methods of enforcement required to bring about performance in the public interest. This unit will introduce you in detail to the most important issues of public sector ethics, both in Queensland and the world. As most of you will end up working for government, it is essential that you not only understand these concepts but put them into practice. White collar crime is becoming more common in Australian society. Street crime still exists but there are a larger number of people in a position to participate in white collar crime and new opportunities are presented by a more corporatised and technological society. Greater resources are being applied to detect these crimes within police services, and new agencies, such as the Australian Securities and Investment Commission, are being further developed to specialise in the oversight and prosecution of offenders. The circumstances in which the crimes occur and the technological considerations raise unique questions for investigation and prevention. This unit will provide the student with an outline of the nature of these techniques.

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Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.