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BTX2223: Corporate crime

Faculty of Business and Economics

Corporate crime

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This unit helps you learn to analyse and evaluate criminal conduct in the business world. It will highlight conduct relevant to corporate organisations which may lead to criminal (or other serious penalties) being imposed on corporations and/or individuals. Areas covered may include industrial manslaughter, serious cartel conduct, liability for defective disclosure, liability related to data privacy, and insider trading. It considers the legal and practical difficulties which arise in detecting and prosecuting corporate crime, and uses real-life scandals as case studies to give you practical knowledge that will serve as useful context in your future professional lives.


1 - Within semester assessment - 100%


Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities.You are expected to complete all pre-class activities prior to your scheduled class, and post-class activities should be completed after your scheduled class. Learning activities may include a combination of teacher directed, peer directed and online engagement activities.