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Transnational Crime HGA345



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
Unit code HGA345
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology

Dr. Gwynn MacCarrick

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

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Learning Outcomes

  1. 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.
  2. Identify issues and critically analyse developments with reference to a global context.
  3. Undertake research independently, interpreting relevant material, to produce an academic argument that makes professional conclusions, and synthesises relevant policy matters.
  4. Apply critical analytical thinking to generate appropriate responses to complex problems.
  5. Communicate professional conclusions effectively in a required format.


Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
091101 $1,812.00 $850.00 not applicable $1,812.50

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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty.


Teaching Pattern

Weekly lecture (1 x 2 hours)
Fortnightly tutorial (1 x 1 hour)


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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