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On completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Outline the nature and characteristics of corporate and white-collar crimes.
2. Distinguish between sanctioning and compliance-orientated models of corporate enforcement, exercising an appreciation for the relative strengths and weaknesses of each model, and their overlapping nature.
3. Outline the Irish experience of addressing corporate misbehaviour, recognising the social, political and economic context to enforcement.
4. Critically describe the various procedures in place for the investigation, prosecution and punishment of corporate wrongdoers, including the various due process protections in place, demonstrating an awareness of the problems associated with these mechanisms.
Nature and Character of White Collar Crime
Investigation, Prosecution and Defence
Sentencing and Ancillary Orders
Corporate Manslaughter (Health and Safety)
Theft and Fraud Offences
Confiscation of Assets
|Student Effort Type
|Specified Learning Activities
|Autonomous Student Learning
Not applicable to this module.
|% of Final Grade
|Continuous Assessment: Written Paper (4,000 words)
|Presentation: Six-minute in-class presentation based on previously submitted 4,000 work research paper.
|Varies over the Trimester
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Group feedback via virtual learning environment in line with law school policy