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Crime, Control and Globalisation - SOC00072I

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  • Department: Sociology
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Monish Bhatia
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2024-25
    • See module specification for other years: 2023-24

Module summary

How do we tackle crimes that occur in one country but are committed by people in another? How has criminological theory and analysis made sense of these developments and offered important insights? This module will help you understand the global nature of criminality and the challenges faced by states in trying to control and prevent transnational crimes.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Semester 2 2024-25

Module aims

How do we tackle crimes that occur in one country but are committed by people in another? How has criminological theory and analysis made sense of these developments and offered important insights? This module will help you understand the global nature of criminality and the challenges faced by states in trying to control and prevent transnational crimes. You will examine how criminal activity is evolving in the light of globalisation, its impacts, and political, policing and national/international agencies' responses to global crime. We will focus on a series of relevant case studies that shed light on contemporary developments.

Module learning outcomes

Articulate your understanding of the features and tensions of crime and control in a globalised world

Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of political, law enforcement, courts and regional/international responses to global crime.

Demonstrate your ability to make critical arguments supported by evidence and examples in your writing

Recognise and analyse transnational crimes, and their impact on political, social, cultural and economic development.

Articulate and describe key theoretical frameworks for analysing global crime

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Analytical Report
N/A 100

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Analytical Report
N/A 100

Module feedback

For formative work - a chosen market - students will receive written or verbal feedback on how to improve their skills in areas that will contribute towards their summative assessment. Both formative assessments provide practice for the summative tasks which are in line with MLO particularly 3.

For summative work - analytical report - students will receive an overall mark and grading according to clearly defined criteria for assessing their knowledge, skills and abilities in line with 1-4. They will also receive written feedback showing areas in which they have done well and those areas in which they need to improve that will contribute to their progress.

Indicative reading

K. Jaishankar, K. and N. Ronel (2013) (eds) Global Criminology: Crime and Victimization in a Globalized Era



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