Crimes of the Powerful

University of Stirling

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Crimes of the Powerful

  • Host University

    University of Stirling

  • Location

    Stirling, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Criminal Justice, Criminology, Justice Studies, Legal Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Pre-Law

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Before taking this module it is advised that you should have passed:

    Crime and Criminal Justice (CRM9T4)

    or Crime and Criminal Justice (CRMU9T4)

    Hours & Credits

  • SCQF Credits

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

    This module draws on critical criminology, political-economy and historical perspectives to examine crimes committed by individuals in position of power and trust, including state and corporate officials. It will focus on the ways in which ‘the powerful’ manipulate their influence and authority for political and/or material gain. It will adopt a case study approach to investigating contemporary crimes of the powerful including white collar and corporate crime, state crime, and state-corporate crime. Some of the topics covered in the module include crimes against humanity, terrorism, human rights abuses; trafficking in human beings and corporate injury.

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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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