Financial Crimes- CJ 3330

Criminal Justice Financial Crimes Course

The Criminal Justice Financial Crimes Course (CJ 3330) is designed to accomplish three objectives:

(1)  To give students a background in Financial Crimes, Money Laundering, Fraud, Foreign Public Corruption, Terrorist Financing and Tax Evasion, and to provide them with the ability to identify and investigate these crimes, making them more marketable for employment with law enforcement agencies and financial institutions;

(2) To acquaint students with banking procedures and federal banking and finance regulations;

(3) To provide students with enough background in financial crimes, money laundering and financial institution compliance and financial crime investigations, that will help them prepare for the Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS) certification exam**.

Our partnership with ACFCS provides the following benefits for students: online access to the ACFCS course material (to be utilized during the CJ 3330 course); access to ACFCS webinars, podcasts, financial crime news and analysis resources and online exam preparation material; one year of ACFCS student membership and, for those who complete the course and take the certification exam within a two year period, a discounted exam fee of only $595

Required Text:

1. The Constitution of the United States of America. Available online.

2. The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialist, Certification Examination Study Manual, Fifth Edition - 2018 (ACFCS). The ACFCS manual is required for class and can be obtained at the Copy Center for approximately approximately$20.

3. There is also a mandatory charge of $100.00 which must be paid directly to ACFCS for the use of their certification manual (Payment instructions will be provided to students only). This is in addition to tuition and regular fees.

** We selected the ACFCS certification course because we believe it most closely meets the needs of Criminal Justice students. However, there are three other certification programs. Each has a different emphasis. They are:

(1) Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS);
(2) Certified Fraud Examiner’s (CFE) certification, for which UVU’s Accounting 312G helps to prepare students; and, 
(3) Certified Internal auditor’s (CIA) certification, for which UVU’s Accounting 2010 helps prepare students.


More Information

For more information on the benefits of this class and when it is offered please contact Matthew Duffin at 801-863-6896 or 

 Money Laundering