JST462 Corporate Governance (8)

The subject examines the role of corporate governance in the fight against financial crime. It explores models of corporate governance and examines how organisational standards are established and maintained. The role of legal frameworks, self-regulation and corporate criminal liability are examined along with external factors that have an impact on the intersection between corporate governance and financial crime including the impact of technological change, global pressure against corruption and the role of media. Issues of institutional change, whistleblowing, autonomy, accountability, individual and organisational responsibilities for driving and institutionalising cultural improvements will also be explored.


Session 2 (60)
Manly Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: JST462. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

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 evaluate and discuss the major mechanisms in corporate governance used to prevent fraud and financial crime;
  • be able to analyse external factors that shape the efficiency of corporate governance models to prevent fraud and financial crime;
  • be able to analyse a range of issues that drive and institutionalise organisational cultural improvements; and
  • be able to assess the ability of ethical frameworks embedded in corporate governance mechanisms to combat fraud and financial crime.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Legal frameworks of governance
  • Corporate criminal liability
  • Technology and corporate governance
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Corporate governance failures
  • Organisational change
  • Organisational standards
  • Stakeholder activism
  • Media and corporate governance
  • Ethical climate of the organisation

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.