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Crime in a Globalised World examines crime and deviance from global and comparative perspectives and on a global scale. A new area of criminological research, this subject focuses on crime problems that have typically gone below the criminological radar. The subject will ask students to think about the problem of crime outside the traditional parameters of criminological study. This will include crimes that cross national borders, new forms of organised crime, crimes committed by nation states and new, trans-national, definitions of criminal conduct. In this subject students will encounter case studies of crimes from a variety of global and comparative locations and will engage with up to the minute criminological research and theorising that attempts to understand and explain this new phenomenon of global crime. On completion of the subject, students should have an understanding of how 21st century crime challenges traditional ways of thinking about crime, defining and penalising criminal conduct and establishing a global notion of 'justice'.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject students should:
- Understand the relationship between globalisation and new forms of harm
- Understand the key contours of criminological research and debate on global issues relating to crime, justice and punishment;
- Understand how criminology's theoretical and analytical tools have been applied to the study of crime in the global context;
- Be able to demonstrate this understanding during discussion in tutorials and in written assessment tasks.
Last updated: 26 November 2022