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LAWS6317: Regulation of Corporate Crime

2024 unit information

This unit will examine, from a comparative (particularly United States and United Kingdom) perspective, the current debates over the regulation of corporate crime from both legal and policy perspectives. Different theoretical perspectives on the nature and causes of corporate crime, and the role of the state in regulating corporate behaviour will be examined, with a view to determining the reasons for the failure of the criminal justice and regulatory systems to respond to corporate crime. The role of criminal, civil and regulatory sanctions in deterring corporate crime will also be examined. Offenses covered will include fraud, bribery, corruption, money laundering, revenue offenses, competition law offenses, corporate manslaughter and various offenses under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). With this foundation, students will be encouraged to think critically and to apply the principles they have learned to case studies. Further information about this unit is available in the Sydney Law School timetable, unit of study outline and academic staff profile

Unit details and rules

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Code LAWS6317
Academic unit Law
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
It is recommended that students have some knowledge of corporate law and criminal law and procedure or have had practical experience in these areas

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

  • LO1. critically analyse the theoretical and practical challenges in regulating corporate crime
  • LO2. describe and critically evaluate the legislation and policy applicable to various corporate offences
  • LO3. identify, describe and critically assess the legal, criminal, and regulatory responses to corporate crime
  • LO4. apply analytical thinking and problem-solving techniques to researching and solving complex corporate crime legal problems
  • LO5. apply relevant legal research methodologies and construct sound written and oral legal arguments. Communicate these to diverse audiences

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Intensive April 2024
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1a 2022
Block mode Remote

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