This subject introduces students to criminological debate and theory on crimes of the powerful. Students will move beyond the construction of the offender as an individual who commits crime on the “street” and moves to examine organisations occupying the most influential and privileged positions in society. State Crime, State-Corporate Crime and Corporate Crime will be at the centre of a unit where students will examine genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and other atrocities. The course will also examine responses to these crimes at a variety of levels including international criminal justice, domestic prosecution and individual resistance. The course will integrate the roles of gender, race and class in relation to power and victimisation.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is not a compulsorily taken as part of any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.