In a globalised and technologically connected world, transnational crime is a growing phenomenon. Crimes perpetrated across national borders and cannot be solved by one agency or jurisdiction alone; they require a unified regional or global response to combat them. This unit will explore a broad range of criminal activities including people trafficking, trafficking of illicit goods (i.e., drugs, arms, wildlife), environmental crime, piracy, corruption, money laundering, terrorism and cybercrime. We will explore the scale of the criminal threat and the complexity of synergising the criminal laws of different states to achieve transnational criminal justice. The unit will critically examine attempts to regulate such crime, asking questions about the principal purpose and effectiveness of transnational enforcement mechanisms, and exploring relevant theory, research, and practical approaches that aim to address the suppression of transnational crime.
|Unit name||Transnational Crime|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology and Criminology|
|Coordinator||Doctor Vicky Nagy|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Explain the main features of transnational crime and criminal activities.
- Analyse efforts to govern cross-border crime, and the challenges associated with coordinating effective responses.
- Apply relevant theories and concepts to specific examples and cases of transnational crime.
- Communicate your ideas clearly in written and verbal form.
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Prerequisites25 credit points at Introductory level or higher
Weekly (pre-recorded) lectures or equivalent (1 hour), fortnightly online activities and weekly face-to-face workshop (2 hours).
Weekly (pre-recorded) lectures or equivalent (1 hour), fortnightly online activities, and weekly online tutorials and/or participation in discussion boards (1.5 hours).
|Assessment||Assessment Task 1: Infographic (10%)|Assessment Task 2: Participation (20%)|Assessment Task 3: Journal (35%)|Assessment Task 4: Policy Brief and Presentation (35%)|
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