1 x 2-hour seminar weekly
1 9 units of CRIM topics
2 18 units of LLAW topics
Must Satisfy: ((1) or (2))
Enrolment not permitted
CRIM3008 has been successfully completed
Topic description
The topic addresses concepts related to the 'internationalisation' of criminal justice including globalisation, non-territoriality, changing conceptions of state sovereignty and the network state. These concepts are elaborated upon in relation to a range of substantive areas of study. Illustrations of subject matter include: e-crimes and responses to cyber crimes; organised crime, money laundering and the international financial system; the 'network of terror'; drugs and arms trafficking; global sex markets, i.e. sex traffic and sex tourism; 'admissible' and 'non-admissible' state crimes; risk, globalisation and crimes against the environment; human rights and the scales of justice, i.e. national, European, international, global, with emphasis on the European Union; police cooperation and the network state.
Educational aims
This topic aims to:

  • expose students in to the fundamental issues and principles of criminal justice as it may operate in the international sphere
  • facilitate student awareness of relevant contextual matters that can shape the nature and operation of international criminal justice
  • provide students with a coherent theoretical framework with which to understand the increasingly prominent discourses operating in the field of international criminal justice
  • allow students to understand the reality and significance of the global dimension of crime
  • provide students with the tools to be able to rationally critique understandings, theories and applications of international criminal justice
  • motivate students to engage in independent research about international criminal justice

Expected learning outcomes
At the conclusion of the topic students will be able to demonstrate skills and knowledge in:

  • explaining selected issues and their implications using a coherent theoretical and contextual framework

  • identifying key themes and controversial issues in International Criminal Justice
  • presenting reasoned arguments for adopting a particular position in relation to these themes
  • critically analysing and commenting upon selected subject matter in International Criminal Justice
  • demonstrating familiarity with a range of research tools to access information related to the subject matter
  • engaging in and producing scholarly outcomes of effective independent research concerning an appropriately substantial component of the subject matter