Sociology and Criminology
Organised Crime from a Global Perspective (Aut)
Module code: L4116A
30 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Lecture, Seminar, Workshop
Assessment modes: Essay
We introduce you to the idea of organised crime groups from a socio-political perspective, bridging the local, global and transnational levels.
This module covers organised crime in theory and practice. You’ll gain an advanced critical understanding of organised crime across a broad set of topics and perspectives.
- contextualise organised crime and institutional innovation and responses to it within the social, economic, political and cultural spheres
- understand the nature, evolution and significance of organised criminal activities in today’s world
- situate this in relation to broader debates about justice in society and critically analyse diverse responses to it.
Module learning outcomes
- Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of empirical research and competing theories of OCGs
- Develop a critical awareness of the broad social, cultural, economic and political aspects surrounding the formation of organised crime
- Identify the complex issues of organised crime and related policies at the local and international levels, as well as their implementation and critical evaluation
- Demonstrate the ability to independently select, define, research and construct a case study by applying and evaluating specified theory and/or concepts