ELE 3704 Criminal Law and Financial Crime

Norwegian version

ELE 3704 Criminal Law and Financial Crime

Responsible for the course
Tore Bråthen, Roy Kristen Kristensen

Department of Law

According to study plan

ECTS Credits

Language of instruction

The aim of the course is to give students an understanding of the legal regulation of financial crime with a main emphasis on Norwegian rules of law. The course will give students an insight into legal issues of importance for the business community.

Learning outcome
Acquired knowledge
The students shall learn about the main penal provisions that apply to financial crime in the business sector.

Acquired skills
The students shall be able to make a summary (subsumption) in actual cases and analyse whether conditions for criminal liability and guilt are applicable.

The students shall become aware of economic and ethical aspects of financial crime.

JUR 3420 Business law, JUR 3430 Marketing law, FIN 3502 Securities Law or equivalent.

Compulsory reading
Langfeldt, Bråthen, Viken, Minde. Lov og rett for næringslivet. Siste utg. Gyldendal forlag.. Kapittel 4.3 og 18
Stordrange, Bjørn. 2014. Forbrytelser mot vårt økonomiske system : utroskap og korrupsjon. 3. utg. Fagbokforlaget

Collection of articles:
Roy Kristensen (redaktør). Siste utgave. Artikkelsamling - ELE 3704 Strafferett og økonomisk kriminalitet. Handelshøyskolen BI

Recommended reading

Course outline

  • Penal code and criminal procedure
  • Punishment imposed on persons and companies
  • Seizure
  • Corruption and misuse of funds
  • Fraud
  • Stock exchange and securities violations
  • Bankruptcy crime
  • Evasion of taxes and charges

Computer-based tools
Computer-based tools are not required in this course.

Learning process and workload
The course consists of 45 hours assigned to the various topics in the syllabus. Details on the allocation of hours are given in the lecture plan. Only the most central areas within each topic will be covered in class.

The students are required to study the relevant syllabus ahead of each lecture and to study the syllabus in-depth afterward (self-tuition). As part of the teaching plan students shall work on small cases/control assignments within each topic which will be reviewed in class. The students must systematize their code of laws, etc.

Recommended workload for the students:
Activity Use of hours
Participation in lectures
Preparations for class
Self-tuition/in-depth study after lectures
Work on cases/assignments
Total recommended use of hours

    A five-hour individual written exam concludes the course.
    Examination code(s)
    ELE 37041 Written exam, which accounts for 100% of the grade in EXC 3704, 7.5 ECTS credits.

    Examination support materials
    Only the texts of laws and regulations are permitted.

    Re-sit examination
    For electives re-sit is normally offered at the next scheduled course. If an elective is discontinued or is not initiated in the semester it is offered, re-sit will be offered in the electives ordinary semester.

    Additional information