Transnational Crime

Kingston University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Transnational Crime

  • Host University

    Kingston University

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Criminology, International Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Substantial prior study in intermediate-level criminology

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Content:

    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
    borderless crime;
    ? The political, legal, and policing challenges in tacking transnational crime;
    ? Transnational crime and victimisation.

    Autumn Semester:
    ? Introduction
    ? 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

    Spring Semester:
    ? 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

    ? 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

Course Disclaimer

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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.


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