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CRIM3006 Global Crime and Justice

Module Overview

This module is designed to help you understanding how Criminology as a science is a comparative global endeavour.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

This course is designed to help you understand how Criminology as a science is a comparative global endeavour. This course seeks to explore the possibilities and limitations of comparative criminology from a global perspective by examining case studies in diverse countries in areas such as policing, money laundering, corruption, illegal trafficking, and crimes of genocide, aggression and war.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply criminological knowledge and perspectives to the area of global crime and justice.
  • Demonstrate a critical knowledge of key areas of global crime and justice including the inter-connectedness of 'the local' and 'the global'.
  • Consider issues of crime and injustice in a global context.
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the impact on crime and injustice of various forms of conflict and social change.
  • Cogitate reflexively on the limits of 'nation-state criminology' and how these can be overcome.
  • Challenge parochialism in these areas with a global perspective.
  • Challenge 'common sense' and media-led approaches.
  • Understand the impact of conflict and social change.
  • Transferable skills: communication skills; problem solving; organisation skills; critical and comparative analysis.


- Comparative criminology and research challenges - State crime, war crime, and human rights - (Transnational) organised crime and criminal networks - Human trafficking, human smuggling, and (illegal) migration - Drug trades and drug policies - Green criminology: looking at environmental harms from a criminological perspective - Corruption and money laundering - Cybercrimes: a taster on crimes of deception and coercion - Understanding and confronting global terrorism

Special Features

Emphasis on global crime and justice using a comparative criminological approach.

Learning and Teaching

Independent Study138
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

Other. Library resources have been steadily built up in this area. There are a range of journals subscribed to which will be very used.



MethodPercentage contribution
Critical responses 10%
Essay  (3000 words) 70%
Group presentation  (20 minutes) 20%


MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework assignment(s) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Linked modules

Prerequisites: CRIM2001 OR CRIM2002 OR CRIM2003 OR SOCI2006

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