BTG2223 - Corporate crime - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Business Law and Taxation


Dr Michelle Welsh

Not offered in 2017


An overview of conduct that constitutes criminality in the business world. It draws together from the various areas of business law and taxation provisions governing inappropriate conduct within corporate entities, which have the potential to attract criminal and/or other serious sanctions. It discusses the mechanisms for detecting and penalising such offences and the possible penalties.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. describe the nature and causes of corporate crime
  2. identify various types of corporate criminality
  3. identify the laws that govern corporate criminality
  4. describe the penalties for the various types of corporate criminality
  5. formulate and implement a compliance program to minimise criminal and/or other misconduct in a given corporation.


Within semester assessment: 30% + Examination: 70%

Workload requirements

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. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)


Students must have passed BTW1200 or BTG1200 before undertaking this unit.


BTF2223, BTW2223, BTG1200