JST545 Money Laundering (8)

This subject explores the criminal phenomena of money laundering and how and why its form and function varies across industries, regional and international jurisdictions. The subject analyses traditional and emerging forms of money laundering and associated crimes committed via the use of digital currencies and online platforms. It examines both the risks and rewards facing money launders who seek to move funds around the world, along with how money laundering is quantified locally and globally.


Session 2 (60)
Manly Campus
Session 3 (90)
Manly Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: JST545. 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 describe the nature and scale of money laundering;
  • be able to evaluate and discuss current and evolving money laundering risks;
  • be able to analyse and discuss the affordances of technology in shaping money laundering;
  • be able to analyse and discuss the opportunities legitimate societal and global structures offer money launderers; and
  • be able to evaluate the theoretical and professional perspectives on money laundering behaviour.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Money laundering typologies
  • Trade Based Money Laundering typologies
  • Online platform typologies
  • The impact of global trade on money laundering
  • Scale of money laundering

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.