Curricular Unit:Code:
Economic Crime780CECO
Year:Level:Course:Credits:
2UndergraduateCriminology6 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English78
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
The student must have a knowledge of the phenomenon that enables him to produce information (written or oral) with relief and sustainability;
- Understand the global and interdisciplinary nature of the phenomenon of economic and financial crime;
- Relate the knowledge obtained with the social and criminal reality;
- Identify the manifestations of the phenomenon in society;
Syllabus:
1ST TEACHING UNIT: The WHITE COLLAR CRIME
1-.1 - White-Collar Crime Theory 1.1.2 - Definition and framework 1.1.3 - The white-collar crime from the perspective of the social sciences 1.1.4 - Approach to the main theories, its foundations and criticism.
2ND TEACHING UNIT: ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIME
2.1 - Definition of economic and financial crime 2.1.2 - Features revealed by this type of crime 2.1.3 known dimension of the Portuguese economic and financial crime 2.1.4 - Difficulties associated with the investigation.
2.2 - Crimes encompassed in the concept of economic and financial crime 2.2.1 The list of specific offenses in the Portuguese Criminal Code and in separate legislation.
3RD TEACHING UNIT: THE MOST USUAL ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES AND WITH GREATER IMPACT ON SOCIETY
3.1- MONEY LAUNDERING:
3.2- CORRUPTION
3.3– SWINDLING
3.4- COMPUTERS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS SCAM
3.5- MONEY COUNTERFEITING
4TH TEACHING UNIT:TAX CRIMES
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
The program of the discipline was developed in order to allow that at the end of the semester students have, in addition to perceiving the phenomenon, understand its real impact on contemporary society.
Thus, the program was structured in a gradual way, starting by the knowledge of the various theoretical perspectives, thus acquiring a theoretical basis, before moving to a more practical aspect.
In this case, is discussed in more detail the Portuguese case, trying in this way to provide students with the knowledge of the national reality.
It then looks at the economic crimes of greater expression in particular money laundering, corruption, and swindling (including also the swindling in information and telecommunications) and money counterfeiting. Followed by tax crimes.
These topics is intended that students assimilate the basic characteristics of each type of crime in order to distinguish them, frame them and produce information about them.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
Continuous - Works and exercises
Lectures:
Classes will be taught by the teacher, using texts, from different author’s, for analysis and discussion.
Presentations will be made in PowerPoint and other techniques that are deemed appropriate for the best exhibition of the syllabus.
Will be taught a lesson, in lecture format, by an expert in scams by computer media, in the particular case, an Inspector of portuguese Polícia Judicária responsible for investigating this type of crime.
Theoretical-practical:
Students will have acess to real cases of Portuguese justice for critical discussion.
It shall also be given a copy of a criminal case (already become final), so that students become familiar with the Portuguese procedural way and have contact with national criminal investigation reality.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
At the end of each teaching unit, students should be able to: - Characterize each subject or crime in study; - Identify and understand its manifestations in society; - Produce relief written information on each of he examined subjects; - Discuss, understand and explain the topics covered. At the end of the semester, students should be able to: - Have an understanding of the phenomenon that allows him to produce information (written or oral) of relief and with sustainability; - Understand the whole interdisciplinary of the phenomenon of economic and financial crime; - To relate the knowledge obtained with social and criminal reality; - Identify the manifestations of this phenomenon in society.
Reading:
Morgado, Maria José e Vegar, José, "Inimigo sem rosto, Fraude e corrupção em Portugal", Ed. D. Quixote, 2003
Santos, Cláudia Maria Cruz, “O Crime de Colarinho Branco” (Da origem do conceito e sua relevância criminológica à questão da desigualdade na administração da Justiça Penal), Colecção Studia Iuridica; 56, Coimbra Editora, 2001
Ferreira,José, " Criminalidade Económica: entre o crime de colarinho branco e o crime de colarinho azul - Existirá o crime de colarinho cinzento?", Tese de Mestrado, Universidade do Minho, 2013.
Lopes, José Mouraz, "Manual de gestão para a investigação criminal: no âmbito da criminalidade organizada, corrupção, branqueamento de capitais e tráfico de estupefacientes", Lisboa, 2017
"Corrupção e criminalidade económico-financeira: Estudos" - Projeto ethos / comp. Procuradoria - Geral da República, Lisboa, INCM, 2018.
Maia, António João, Sousa, Bruno e Pimenta, Carlos – Coordenação (OBEGEF), "Fraude em Portugal. Causas e contextos", Almedina, 2017