Global Crime

    Unit set code: LSPGLO | Study level: Postgraduate | Unit set type: Specialisation
    City Campus


    The global criminology stream surveys crimes and harms on a worldwide scale. As borders become increasingly both easier and more difficult to cross, students will examine the growing convergence between criminal justice actions and immigration control. Students will also examine crimes across national borders by organised crime networks, and crimes and harms of the powerful, including nation states and corporations. Understanding key scholars and theories of global crime and border control and a detailed knowledge of key topics is expected of graduates. Students are expected to be able to combine their knowledge of different contexts and disciplinary approaches when analysing global crime and borders. The goal of the Master’s is to acquire the competences and knowledge necessary to analyse critically the contemporary policies of border control in different contexts, understanding of crimes of the powerful, transnational and international crime and the roles of police. Additionally, students will understand the role and functioning of administrative detention and deportation, the externalization of borders, and the use of criminal law in border control.

    Unit set structure

    To attain the Global Crime specialisation, students must complete the following:

    • 48 credit points of core units
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