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Module TRANSNATIONAL AND GLOBAL CRIME

Module code: LW667
Credits: 10
Semester: 2
Department: LAW
International: Yes
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Overview

Globalisation has increased opportunities for the commission and externalisation of crime and harm by organised crime groups, occupational criminals, and corporations. This module introduces students to the study of transnational and global criminology. Students will examine a range of transnational and global crimes and harms committed by powerful actors, including, counterfeiting, trafficking, tax evasion and avoidance, illegal migration, modern slavery and labour exploitation, cybercrime, green crimes, and crimes of government sponsored enterprises and international financial institutions. Students will examine the nexus between these crimes and harms, and their definition and criminalisation under national and international law. In so doing, students will consider the implications of such framing for the policing and regulation of transnational and global crime.

Topic Outline

• introduction—transnational and global criminology, critical criminology, market criminology, and globalisation.
• transnational organised crime.
• transnational white-collar and occupational crime.
• transnational corporate crime, trans-/multi-/international corporations.
• intersections between transnational organised and corporate/white-collar crime.
• state organised and state-corporate crime.
• crimes of globalisation—crimes of large-scale investment and commercial banks, government sponsored enterprises (GSEs), and international financial institutions (IFIs, such as the World Bank and IMF).
• policing and regulating transnational and global crime.

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