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CLAW6031: International Financial Crime

International financial crime occupies a leading place on the international governance agenda. It has a devastating impact on national economies, international security and human development. This unit examines key international financial crimes such as investment fraud, corruption, tax evasion, money laundering and terrorist financing. Students gain an understanding of how these crimes are committed, detected and prosecuted. They analyse the changing regulatory environment and the new risks facing businesses and the professions. The role of bank secrecy and tax havens in facilitating financial crime is also studied. There is a special focus on the prevention of financial crime, and the regime for tracing, freezing and recovery of illicit assets. The unit draws on case studies from Australia, the United States, Europe and Asia so as to gain a better appreciation of the national and international responses to international financial crime.

Code CLAW6031
Academic unit Business Law
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate an integrated understanding of key concepts, techniques and trends in international financial crime and the challenges and opportunities involved in applying this knowledge in a business context
  • LO2. engage in critical thinking and question, assess and respond independently and creatively to assumptions, propositions and debates within one or more fields of business practice
  • LO3. identify and diagnose complex and unfamiliar problems in international financial crime, and to use the evidence and findings generated to formulate strategically appropriate solutions within global business practice
  • LO4. develop and demonstrate persuasive communication skills and use a range of communications strategies to reach agreement with others about appropriate responses to complex and unfamiliar problems within international financial crime
  • LO5. develop skills to produce a written report on an international financial crime problem through group interactions, including assignment of component tasks to individual students and consolidation of individual contributions to the final report.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.