SC304-6-FY-CO:
Globalisation and Crime

The details
2023/24
Sociology
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 6
Current
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 28 June 2024
30
25 May 2023

 

Requisites for this module
SC204
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

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Key module for

BA M900 Criminology,
BA M901 Criminology (Including Year Abroad),
BA M903 Criminology (Including Foundation Year),
BA M904 Criminology (Including Placement Year),
MSOCM999 Criminology,
MSOCMX99 Criminology (Including Year Abroad),
BA MT26 Criminology and American Studies (UK Study),
BA MT27 Criminology and American Studies (Including Year Abroad),
BA MT28 Criminology and American Studies (Including Foundation Year and Year Abroad),
BA MT3R Criminology and American Studies (Including Placement Year),
BA MT62 Criminology and American Studies (UK Study) (Including Placement Year),
BA L3C8 Criminology with Social Psychology,
BA L3H8 Criminology with Social Psychology (Including Placement Year),
BA LHC8 Criminology with Social Psychology (Including Year Abroad),
BA MV91 History and Criminology,
BA MV92 History and Criminology (Including Placement Year),
BA MV98 History and Criminology (Including Foundation Year),
BA MV9C History and Criminology (Including Year Abroad),
BA LM38 Sociology and Criminology (Including Placement Year),
BA LM39 Sociology and Criminology,
BA LMH9 Sociology and Criminology (Including Year Abroad),
BA LMHX Sociology and Criminology (Including Foundation Year),
BA P550 Journalism and Criminology,
BA P551 Journalism and Criminology (Including Placement Year),
BA P552 Journalism and Criminology (Including Year Abroad),
BA L333 Criminology with Counselling Skills,
BA L334 Criminology with Counselling Skills (Including Year Abroad),
BA L335 Criminology with Counselling Skills (Including Placement Year),
BA LM11 Criminology with Criminal Law,
BA LM12 Criminology with Criminal Law (Including Year Abroad),
BA LM13 Criminology with Criminal Law (Including Placement Year)

Module description

This module examines contemporary developments in criminology, crime and the governance of crime .Part 1 focuses on the effects of globalisation upon crime, criminology and criminal justice. Part 2 looks at international state crime and human rights.

Module aims

Part 1 of the module examines global crime issues including terrorism and illegal migration. It interrogates the crime control systems enacted in response to these issues, looking at the effects and extent of global crime policy convergence.
Part 2 of the module examines state crime, war crime, and human rights, focussing on historical and contemporary forms of mass atrocity, colonialism, genocide, torture and the international mechanisms designed to prevent and fix these large-scale social harms. Questions about the changing nature and function of criminology, contemporary states, and the problems of balancing human rights with human security will be tackled throughout the module.

Module learning outcomes

To understand the contemporary developments in criminology, crime and the governance of crime, focusing in particular on the effects of globalisation, and the role of the states in the commission and facilitation of crimes.

Module information

Please click on the link below to view the Introduction video to SC304 Globalisation and Crime

https://moodle.essex.ac.uk/mod/page/view.php?id=668570

Learning and teaching methods

This module is taught as a weekly, two-hour seminar. All teaching is face-to-face.

All readings, exercises and supplementary material for each week’s topic will be on Moodle –make sure you use the Moodle page! You are expected to attend the lecture and do the provided reading each week before class.

Bibliography

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course.
The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students.
Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Podcast Criminological Analysis   15/12/2023  50% 
Coursework   Assignment 2: Factsheet and critical analysis  21/03/2024  50% 
Exam  Main exam: In-Person, Open Book, 180 minutes during Summer (Main Period) 
Exam  Reassessment Main exam: In-Person, Open Book, 180 minutes during September (Reassessment Period) 

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
50% 50%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
50% 50%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Sobia Ahmad Kaker, email: s.kaker@essex.ac.uk.
Prof Anna Sergi, email: asergi@essex.ac.uk.
Dr Darren Thiel, Dr Anna Sergi & Dr Sobia Ahmad Kaker
Jane Harper, Student Administrator, Telephone: 01206 873052 E-mail: socugrad@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
No
Yes
Yes

External examiner

Dr Emily Gray
University of Warwick
Assistant Professor of Criminology
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 60 hours, 60 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.

 

Further information
Sociology

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