JST529 Contemporary Issues in Financial Crime (16)

This subject examines money laundering, terrorism financing and financial crime prevention within organisational settings, both public and private. Theoretical perspectives on the incidence, and control of these crimes will be examined, along with the contemporary implementation of related standards, policies and processes. Students will be introduced to the role of the financial crime prevention manager and explore the intricacies involved in the development of a financial crime prevention framework. The effectiveness of these systems will be examined.


Session 2 (60)
Manly Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: JST529. 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 critique the nexus between AML/CTF and financial crime prevention strategies and criminological explanations of crime;
  • be able to evaluate the effectiveness of AML/CTF and financial crime prevention strategies implemented in modern organisational settings; and
  • be able to create and communicate a financial crime control plan that incorporates regulatory, technological and social controls.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Money laundering
  • Terrorist financing
  • Fraud and financial crime
  • Crime prevention theory in practice
  • Legal and regulatory frameworks
  • Financial crime prevention frameworks
  • Financial crime prevention roles
  • Corporate governance
  • Compliance cultures

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of JST529 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 %
Organisational financial crime control plan

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.