The Wolf of Wall Street – White Collar Crime

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What’s it all about?

From Sex and the City to The Wolf of Wall Street, White Collar Crime can be a hot topic for entertainment, but is it given the attention it deserves in real life?

Estimated to cost the Australian Government $8.5 billion per year, this class aims to cover what white collar crime is, who commits it and why it happens, illustrated with video examples from popular culture.

What will we cover?

White Collar Crime is also referred to as crime committed by professionals, and includes crime committed by organisations and individuals (including government). Typical examples of White Collar Crime include insider trading (Wall Street), tax evasion (Robin Hood), bribery (Schindler’s List) and environmental pollution (Erin Brokovich) among others. This class will cover how history of the term ‘White Collar Crime’ was coined, – and explore some examples of White Collar Crime using popular shows and films such as The Simpsons, Sex and the City, The Wolf of Wall Street and others.

Who will be teaching?

Emma decided to do Criminology at university due to her love of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. She now has a Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice from Griffith University, as well as an Honours degree in Political Science from the University of Melbourne, and has worked in government for the past 6 years. An avid Crossfit fan, she loves laughing, baking banana bread and hopes that by teaching this class, her mum will come along and will stop asking her if her job is just like CSI!