Crime and Organisations
Module code: CR3504
Module co-ordinator: Anne Esposito
Various case studies of governmental, corporate and white collar crime such as complex fraud, industrial disasters, professional misconduct and tax avoidance 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. You will explore a range of criminological theories that can help explain the harms perpetrated by the powerful as well as the techniques employed by the state in regulating white collar and corporate misconduct.
- An introduction to white collar crime
- The theoretical explanation, prevention and regulation of white collar crime
- White collar and corporate crime
- Organised and state crimes
150 hours (over the course of 12 weeks) to include:
- reading course materials
- reading, watching and listening to required and recommended resources
- independent study
- writing the module assignment.
- Report, 1,500 words (30%)
- Essay, 2,500 words (70%)