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Course Description

This course will enable you to explore practical and theoretical aspects of transnational criminal activities, including models and methods of detection, policing, social control and sanctions. A range of theoretical standpoints will enable you to understand Western legal and social traditions, in order to develop a comparative framework. You will also be encouraged to develop vocational and applied approaches. Themes on our course include: the structure and nature of organised illicit trade and criminal enterprise; the concept of the risk society; violence in society; responses to transnational crimes through policing initiatives, agreements and treaties; western legal practices and sentencing frameworks; and critical enquiries into the effects of changing serious crime levels; terror-news; moral panics; and the mobilisation of nations. This course consists of four taught modules taken over one year. The Major Project is completed at the end of the taught part. Teaching runs over two semesters of 12 weeks each, from September to December and February to May. Teaching mainly takes place in a research-seminar format, but may also include some lectures, guest speakers and debates. Our tutors are available for one-to-one support and advice.

This course will enable you to explore practical and theoretical aspects of transnational criminal activities, including models and methods of detection, policing, social control and sanctions. A range of theoretical standpoints will enable you to understand Western legal and social traditions, in order to develop a comparative framework. You will also be encouraged to develop vocational and...

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Entry Requirements

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements.

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements.

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