Certain types of crimes are perpetrated across national borders and require a unified regional or global response to combat them. This unit will critically examine the transnational system of criminal justice that attempts to regulate cross border crime, asking questions as to the principal purpose and effectiveness of transnational enforcement mechanisms. In this unit we will explore how states, acting together, are responding to a broad range of criminal activities including people trafficking, trafficking of illicit goods (ie drugs, arms, wildlife ), environmental crime, piracy, corruption, money laundering , terrorism and cybercrime. The suppression of transnational criminal activities have become a major global concern. In this unit we will explore the scale of the criminal threat and the complexity of synergising the criminal laws of different states in an effort to identify, synthesise and create new ways of understanding and making prediction about the future direction of transnational criminal justice.
|Unit name||Transnational Crime|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology and Criminology|
Dr. Gwynn MacCarrick
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Summarise, analyse and appraise conceptual and theoretical knowledge and contextual understanding of the challenges associated with global governance and the complexities of coordinating an effective response to transnational crime.
- Identify issues and critically analyse developments with reference to a global context.
- Undertake research independently, interpreting relevant material, to produce an academic argument that makes professional conclusions, and synthesises relevant policy matters.
- Apply critical analytical thinking to generate appropriate responses to complex problems.
- Communicate professional conclusions effectively in a required format.
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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty.
Weekly lecture (1 x 2 hours)
Task 1: Infographic (20%)
Task 2: Journal, 500 words per diary entry OR 2,500 words in total (30%)
Task 3: Final essay, 2500–3000 words (50%)
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