|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2008.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Includes a minimum of three hours reading and note-taking in preparation for every 2-hour seminar, 50 hours minimum to research and write the essay and a 2-hour seminar per week |
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 144 hours.
|Prerequisites:||Criminal Law and Procedure or equivalent.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
CoordinatorDr D Blumenthal
|Subject Overview:|| |
This course will examine the operation of the criminal law within the corporate sphere. In Part 1 the broad social context of corporate and white collar crime will be considered. Part 2 will provide an overview of the theory and practice of corporate regulation in Australia, and will focus particularly on sentencing principles applicable to corporate and white collar criminals. Part 3 will examine in some detail the principles of corporate - as opposed to individual - criminal liablity. In Part 4 a range of substantive white collar and corporate criminal offences will be examined for the purposes of illustrating the principles and the conceptual and practical problems outlined in the first parts of the course. This will include an analysis of Australia's insider trading laws, the proposed offence of corporate homicide, the challenges of tobacco litigation, and the problems associated with enforcing environmental laws in the era of globalisation.
Note: The essay in this subject will be regarded as a substantial piece of legal writing for honours purposes.
|Assessment:||Research essay of 5000 words, 100% (due final week of semester) or a final open-book examination of three hours.|
|Prescribed Texts:||Printed materials will be issued by the Faculty of Law.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
On completion of the subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
In addition, on completion of the subject, students should have developed the following skills specific to the discipline of law:
On completion of this subject, students should have further developed the following skills:
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