This unit will examine the intersection between security, surveillance and risk within criminology. With a background of criminological theory, the course will explore issues such as ‘the risk society’ and global security/insecurity. The role of surveillance by states, individual and groups nationally and transnationally will also be explored, as a complement to security and risk, to explore themes of “threats”. The course will also integrate the responses in the national and international contexts. Students will gain insight into the current state of security, surveillance and risk, paired with significant examples.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is not compulsory for any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.