SC304-6-SP-CO:
Globalisation and Crime

The details
2023/24
Sociology
Colchester Campus
Spring
Undergraduate: Level 6
Current
Monday 15 January 2024
Friday 22 March 2024
15
25 May 2023

 

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

 

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Key module for

BA L620 Politics with Criminology,
BA L621 Politics with Criminology (Including Placement Year),
BA L622 Politics with Criminology (Including Year Abroad)

Module description

This module examines contemporary developments in criminology, crime and the governance of crime. Spring term focuses on international state crime and human rights.

Module aims

The module looks in detail at 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 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 will be 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   Factsheet and critical analysis   21/03/2024  100% 
Exam  Main exam: In-Person, Open Book, 120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) 
Exam  Reassessment Main exam: In-Person, Open Book, 120 minutes during September (Reassessment Period) 

Additional coursework information

Please note that assessment information is currently showing for 2018-19 and will be updated in August 2019

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.
Dr Sobia Ahmed Kaker
Jane Harper, Undergraduate Administrator (Years 2/3), email: socugrad@essex.ac.uk, telephone: 01206 873052

 

Availability
Yes
Yes
Yes

External examiner

Dr Emily Gray
University of Warwick
Assistant Professor of Criminology
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 20 hours, 20 (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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