ATS3462 - Global crime and justice - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit


Chief examiner(s)

Dr Anna Eriksson


Dr Anna Eriksson

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)


Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units. It is highly recommended that students only take this unit after they have completed two gateway units in Criminology.




The unit is focused on global crime and justice. It draws on scholarship in criminology and other relevant disciplines, engaging students in current critical debates on how crime and criminal justice responses to it operate in a national and global context. The unit employs an eclectic mix of theoretical perspectives to understand the extent and nature of global crime and the mechanisms used to control it.


By the successful completion of the unit, students will be able to demonstrate an ability to:

  1. Identify the major criminological and political approaches to global issues in crime and justice
  2. Construct an informed theoretical critique of issues related to global crime and justice
  3. Synthesis an interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of global crime and justice issues;
  4. focus upon the production of scholarly research as the end point of a process of reading, discussion, drafting and debate;
  5. work independently as scholars, and to give and receive constructive, critical feedback.


Within semester assessment: 60% + Exam: 40%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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