Corporate Crime Essay

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CLAW 3208 Corporate Crime and Business WEEK 1 Intro What is Corporate Crime? * “White collar” crimes * Crimes of a “corporate nature” * Crimes committed by corporations/companies * Crimes committed against corporations/companies * Crimes committed by persons within corporations/companies WEEK 2 Principles of Individual and Criminal Liability OVERVIEW: * Nature of Criminal Offences * Mens Rea and Actus Reus * Fault Elements and Physical Elements * Corporations * Vicarious Liability * Direct Liability * Directing Mind and Will * Criminal Code regime * Corporations Act regime What is Crime? “A crime is conduct regarded by the state as sufficiently harmful to warrant the punishment or control of the offender through the process of courts.” * David Lanham, Criminal Law in Australia, Federation Press, 2006, chapter 1A, p 8 Purpose of Criminal Laws * The purpose of criminal law - David Lanham, Criminal Law in Australia, Federation Press, 2006, chapter 1B, pp 1-15: * Punish the offender * Protect the community * Protect the offender * Criminal theories: * Prevention * Retribution * Deterrence * Rehabilitation Principles of Individual and Criminal Liability Mens Rea and Actus Reus: He Kaw Teh v R (1985) 157 CLR 523 *
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