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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

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

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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