JST499 Investigating Financial Crime - Prosecuting Financial Crime (16)

This subject examines the investigation of financial crimes and the significant impact that situational and historical contexts have on how modern financial investigations are conducted. Through sharing experiences, and the examination of case studies, students will explore the planning and conduct of civil and criminal investigations and the importance of communication during the active and post investigative phases, both as investigative tools and as a means of improving investigative capacity.


Session 2 (60)
Manly Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: JST499. 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

Enrolment Restrictions

No enrolment restrictions

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to evaluate how historical investigations and societal context influence modern financial crime investigations;
  • be able to plan a financial crime investigation that is framed using appropriate legal prescriptions and ethical best practice;
  • be able to justify the use of alternative investigative approaches, from a range of professional settings, to conduct a financial crime investigation; and
  • be able to communicate investigative practice and experience to a range of professional audiences towards ongoing professional development.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Investigations in context
  • The Investigator and barriers to success
  • Investigative models
  • Detection and analysis of financial crime
  • Evidence and evidence handling
  • Governance of financial crime investigations

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of JST499 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 %
Financial investigations in context
Planning for an investigation

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.