International Financial Crime (CLAW6031)

UNIT OF STUDY

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 will examine key international financial crimes such as investment fraud, corruption, tax evasion, money laundering and terrorist financing. Students will gain an understanding of how these crimes are committed, detected and prosecuted. They will 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 will also be studied. There will be a special focus on the prevention of financial crime, and the regime for tracing, freezing and recovery of illicit assets. The unit will draw on case studies from Australia, United States, Europe and Asia so as to gain a better appreciation of the national and international responses to international financial crime.

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Classes

1x 3hr seminar per week

Assessment

Individual assignment (30%), Group assignment (20%), Final exam (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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