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International Organised Crime

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Avi Boukli
Academic year

Module overview

This core module sets the foundations for postgraduate study on international organised crime. It introduces students to the main principles underlying the emergence of organised crime, its history, and contemporary key theoretical and policy issues. Particularly since the post-Soviet era, organised crime has been dominating political and public discourse. The module will focus on multiple threats posed by organised criminal networks involved in a wide range of current crimes that fall under the umbrella term ‘organised crime’ eg cybercime, international fraud, and human and drug trafficking. It will explore the national, international and transnational, (i.e., ‘glocal’ and global) nature of this type of criminal activity and introduce key international actors in this field.