JST498 Foundations in Financial Crime (16)

The subject is designed to promote best practice in fraud, financial crime, anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing investigation, compliance and management in the private and public sectors. The subject provides the foundations for the study of the subject in the postgraduate programs. Students will examine specific financial crime offences and the skills required for a successful investigation, prevention and managment.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

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 review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge in an aspect of financial crime
  • be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of present and future financial crime trends and issues in prevention.
  • be able to critically evaluate professional practice in fraud and financial crime investigations, key challenges and risks and ways these might be mitigated
  • be able to present complex knowledge to professional and academic audiences


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Module 1: Introduction to Legal Systems
  • Module 2: Introduction to Business Structures
  • Module 3: The Psychology of Financial Criminals
  • Module 4: Fraud
  • Module 5: Taxation Evasion
  • Module 6: Money Laundering
  • Module 7: Terrorist Financing
  • Module 8: Cyber and Technology Enabled Financial Crime

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of JST498 in Session 3 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
The strategist
Critique of crime control
Blogpost discussions

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.