Area of Study
Criminology, International Studies
Taught In English
Substantial prior study in intermediate-level criminology
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units0
Hours & Credits
This module introduces undergraduate students to the concept of transnational crime
and highlights its significant impact on contemporary globalised society. The module
utilises both criminological and socio-legal perspectives within the subject area.
The module covers a number of areas and is taught by staff who have knowledge and
expertise in a variety of inter-linked subjects including terrorism & security, pornography
& sex-trafficking, and cybercrime.
Topics covered include:
? The emergence of transnational crime as social problem, an examination
of its history and scale;
? The current and future challenges for criminology, criminal justice and
policing with regards to transnational crime;
? Representations of transnational criminals, the law, legislative
innovations, technological fears and fantasies;
? Transnational crime varieties, strategies, and the challenge of policing
? The political, legal, and policing challenges in tacking transnational crime;
? Transnational crime and victimisation.
? How ?religious? is terrorism today?
? Understanding Victimisation
? The City as Battlefield: the growth of Urban Guerrilla Warfare
? Counter-terrorism in Liberal Democracies
? Pornography: a Critical Examination
? Sex Trafficking
? Organ Trafficking
? Cybercrime: Evaluating a Truly Global Social Problem
? The ?new? terrrorism versus ?old? terrorism debate
? Case Study: The Baader-Meinhof Group ? ?old-style? terrorists
? Does Al-Qaeda pose a serious international ?new-style? threat?
? Hostage-taking terrorism as a transnational crime
? Corporate Crime, Transnational Risk, Responsibility and Recklessness
Weekly 1-hour lectures and fortnightly 1-hour seminars
STUDY OPTION 1:
? 3 hour Exam (100%)
STUDY OPTION 2: 1,500-word essay
STUDY OPTION 3: 1,500-word essay
Study Option 1 = Whole Year
Study Option 2 = Autumn
Study Option 3 = Spring/summer
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.