Nada Jevtovic is an individual with big ambition.
The Master of Criminology, Justice and Regulation student at The Australian National University (ANU) wants to use this drive, and the skills she has gained from studying, to take on money laundering.
“My passion for the fight against crime, particularly anti-money laundering, has transformed into a lasting commitment in which I plan to dedicate all of my knowledge and skills,” said Nada.
The implications of money laundering are often much deeper and more severe than at first glance, Nada explained.
“The consequences are not just material – money laundering is often a predicate offense for further crimes that cause personal suffering for vulnerable people all around the world.”
It is also a crime that is adapting faster than regulatory systems can act. That is where Nada wants to make an impact.
“Throughout my career I want to apply frameworks of regulation and governance to a traditionally legalistic field, so that it enhances the responsivity to and prevention of money laundering into the future,” she said.
The Master of Criminology, Justice and Regulation prepares students for careers in the control of illegal activity and regulatory policy in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.
Nada says the program has given her the analytical and practical skills she will need to pursue her passion.
“The program has been an opportunity for me to not only expand upon my skills and knowledge, but also to contribute critical research in a field about which I am extremely passionate.”
“This program not only equips me with the necessary skills for my future academic and professional endeavours, it exposes me to other academics whose passion I continue to be inspired by in my pursuit to enrich the research quality of criminology, justice and regulation.”
Nada credits ANU, where she also graduated from a Bachelor of Criminology, with providing her insight and inspiration in her studies.
“ANU has been an important part of my growth in both an intellectual and professional capacity,” she said.
“To have the opportunity to engage with esteemed scholars, fellow academics and peers in an intimate setting continues to astound me as I am exposed to incredible new ideas and alternative schools of thought each time.”
Find out more about studying the Master of Criminology, Justice and Regulation at the School of Regulation and Global Governance at ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.