Crimes of the Powerful
University of Stirling
Area of Study
Criminal Justice, Criminology, Justice Studies, Legal Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Pre-Law
Taught In English
Before taking this module it is advised that you should have passed:
Crime and Criminal Justice (CRM9T4)
or Crime and Criminal Justice (CRMU9T4)
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits1
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units2
Hours & Credits
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.
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.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations
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.