JST552 Dirty Money (2)

This subject contrasts the reality of money laundering with its portrayal across popular culture mediums. Focusing on the main players in money laundering operations, students will explore the implications this contrast has on public perception and ultimately contemporary crime-control policy and practice debates.


Micro Session 6 (82)
Canberra Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: JST552. 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:
  • Evaluate popular culture representations of money laundering against the reality of money laundering;
  • Critique contemporary anti-money laundering policy; and
  • Critically reflect on the impact of public perception on crime control policy and practice.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Based on a true story: The adaption of money laundering cases to the big screen
  • Hero or villain? The construction of the main players
  • Why portrayals matter

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.