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Undergraduate | GRF-CCJ218 | 2023

White Collar Crime

Formulate a conceptual understanding of how and why white collar crimes occur and their impact. Alongside the police, examine the pivotal role of regulatory agencies who are largely responsible for detection and prevention

Study method
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks

Start dates

  • 27 Feb 2023
  • 28 Aug 2023

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About this subject

  • After successfully completing this subject you should be able to:

    1. Identify and discuss white collar crime behaviours that are criminal, and/or unethical or harmful.
    2. Analyse the significant financial, social, political and environmental harm that results from white collar crime.
    3. Apply criminological theories to understand why and how white collar crime occurs.
    4. Develop basic strategies for the prevention of white collar crime.
    5. Describe the role, functions and powers of Australia's primary regulatory agencies.
    6. Demonstrate familiarity with a wide range of regulatory enforcement strategies and tools.
    7. Demonstrate sound analysis and problem-solving skills.

Entry requirements


Student who have completed 3011CCJ Regulation and White Collar Crime or CCJ31 Regulation and White Collar Crime cannot enrol in this subject. Students who have completed more than 2 OUA units (GPA 4.0+) and are planning on completing the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice are strongly encouraged to enrol in the degree. Part of this process will involve registering your study plan with Griffith University, which will help to ensure that you are studying the required units.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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Student feedback

8 student respondents between: 21 Nov - 07 Dec 2022.

62%of students felt the study load was manageable

87%of students felt this subject helped them gain relevant skills

What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees

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