This unit will consider crimes across borders, specifically transnational and international crime and harms that occur in a globalising world. It will consider in detail the elements of various crimes and harms, the domestic laws and international responses, and the processes and institutions that commit them, including organised criminals, states and corporations. It will also examine the bodies that attempt to enforce laws and treaties. The unit will consider cyber-crimes, money-laundering, terrorism, trafficking in arms, drugs, organs and other illicit markets. Additionally, the crimes and harms of, smuggling and trafficking of people, genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity will be explored. It will consider the roles of globalisation, neoliberalism, and supply chains in these crimes and harms. Lastly, it will examine theory and resistance to these crime types.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Recommended readings will be made available via the unit's VU Collaborate site.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):