JST543 Ethics and Professional Practice (8)

This subject explores the intersection of ethics, professional practice and financial crime within organisational settings. It examines various means by which corrupt and unethical conduct can be combated within these settings. It analyses relevant ethical theories and perspectives and uses those to analyse case studies and develop professional and ethical responses to financial crime problems.


Session 2 (60)
Manly Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: JST543. 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 identify and analyse structural and cultural features conducive to money laundering, terrorism financing, financial crime, corruption and serious ethical misconduct;
  • be able to interpret key ethical issues arising in the corporate and public sectors;
  • be able to analyse personal and organisational responses to ethical issues;
  • be able to design and justify a sustainable integrity system to address ethical issues in corporate and public sectors; and
  • be able to demonstrate the communication, literacy, numeracy, research and digital skills required of a competent professional financial crime control practitioner.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Relationship between law, ethics and financial crime
  • Organisational culture/structure and financial crime and corruption
  • Ethical theorising
  • Ethical case study analysis of financial crime
  • Integrity systems
  • Designing and embedding ethics
  • Ethical research

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.