ELE 3704 Criminal Law and Financial Crime

ELE 3704 Criminal Law and Financial Crime

Course code: 
ELE 3704
Law and Governance
Course coordinator: 
Jul Fredrik Kaltenborn
Roy Kristen Kristensen
Course name in Norwegian: 
Strafferett og økonomisk kriminalitet
Product category: 
Bachelor - Programme Electives
2023 Autumn
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Course type: 
One semester

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 outcomes - Knowledge

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

Learning outcomes - 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.

General Competence

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

Course content
  • 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
Teaching and learning activities

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. 

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Additional information

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 elective's ordinary semester.


Higher Education Entrance Qualification


Deviations in teaching and exams may occur if external conditions or unforeseen events call for this.

Required prerequisite knowledge

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

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationSupport materialsGroupingComment exam
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Form of assessment:
Written submission
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Grading rules:
Internal examiner
Examination when next scheduled course
100Yes5 Hour(s)
  • Digital resource: Lovdata Pro (Digital Exam Mode)
  • Laws and regulations
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Grouping (size):Individual
Support materials:
  • Digital resource: Lovdata Pro (Digital Exam Mode)
  • Laws and regulations
Duration:5 Hour(s)
Exam code: ELE37041
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
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Student workload
45 Hour(s)
Prepare for teaching
45 Hour(s)
Student's own work with learning resources
45 Hour(s)
Group work / Assignments
60 Hour(s)
5 Hour(s)
Sum workload: 

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 7,5 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 200 hours.