JST537 Regulation of Crime (8)

Regulation and through it, prevention, is increasingly seen as the most cost effective first line of defence against a wide range of crimes which include terrorist financing and money laundering. This subject examines the regulation of crime from theoretical, policy and legal control perspectives. Theoretical perspectives on the nature and causes of crime, and the roles the state and other actors play in regulating criminal behaviours will be examined. Regulatory and criminal justice failures will be examined with a view to understand why such failures occur. The effectiveness of regulatory, criminal and civil sanctions will also be examined.

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Session 2 (60)
Canberra Campus

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Subject Information

Grading System



One session


Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to appraise current and historical academic debates as they relate to crime and regulation;
  • be able to evaluate the impact of regulation on specific crime areas;
  • be able to evaluate the role, function and powers of a regulatory agency; and
  • be able to communicate to a relevant professional or academic audience a critique of a regulatory instrument that was designed to reduce harms associated with crime.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Explanations for crime
  • Theories of regulation
  • Regulation and the State
  • Regulation and the corporate sector
  • Crime and regulation
  • Evaluating regulatory controls


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.