Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 1 x 1.5 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Prerequisites:||Completion of at least 12.5 points at second year in Criminology or Sociology|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||Levels 1 & 2 Criminology or Sociology|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||191-417 Corporate and White Collar Crime|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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CoordinatorAssoc Prof Fiona Haines
This subject analyses the crimes and harms of the powerful. It explores the types of harm and how these arise in society in the relationship between government and business. Various case studies of corporate and white-collar crime are explored such as complex financial fraud, industrial disasters, professional misconduct and tax avoidance. Examples are used to demonstrate the challenges associated with deciding whether harmful behaviour by the powerful should be defined as crime and the difficulties inherent in using criminal law to curb such activities. Students will explore a range of criminological theories that can help explain the harms perpetuated by the powerful as well as the techniques employed by the state in regulating white-collar and corporate misconduct.
|Assessment:||An essay of 3000 words woth (75%) due mid-semester, and a take-home exam of 1000 words (25%) due at the end of semester.|
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A subject reader will be available for purchase from the University Bookshop.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
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|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Notes:||Available as a Breadth subject to non-Bachelor of Arts students|
Socio-legal Studies Major
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