Course Title: Global Crime

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Global Crime

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

SOCU2235

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020

SOCU2235

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Internet

Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2015

SOCU2236

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015

SOCU2236

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2017

SOCU2236

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Internet

Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2015

Course Coordinator: Peter Chambers

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1038

Course Coordinator Email: peter.chambers@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 37.04

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

The globalisation of crime constitutes a major security challenge to individuals, communities and states that requires a coordinated response from state and international agencies. In this course you will investigate the contemporary transnationalisation of criminal activity. You will examine the growth and increasing sophistication of illicit international transfers of money, goods and people. The course will analyse the causes and consequences of crimes such as political violence, money laundering, the trafficking of narcotics, people & firearms smuggling as well as emerging high tech crimes. You will critique the capacities and strategies employed by national and supranational actors to address these disparate global risks. 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes 

In course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:  

  1. Apply critically reflective thought and analytical thinking to problems related to crime management and criminal justice systems in local and international contexts 
  2. Reflect on and implement ethical practice and social responsibility in diverse criminal justice settings 


Course Learning Outcomes 

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: 

  1.  Identify and analyse key trends and patterns in contemporary cross-border criminal activity 
  2. Appraise how theory allows us to look for and analyse patterns in global criminal activity 
  3. Research recent developments in relation to a key global crime issue drawing on appropriate scholarly and institutional data and resources 
  4. Reflect upon and debate the strategies employed by national and supranational actors pertaining to a particular global crime issue. 


Overview of Learning Activities

his course is delivered through a blend of learning activities, which may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, case studies, videos and student led discussions. The course may be delivered online in modules.


Overview of Learning Resources

Resources will be available through the Canvas student portal, myRMIT, and RMIT Library resources. You will have the opportunity to contribute collectively to class resources by sharing your own research findings and sources with your peers. 

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. 

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal. 


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. 

Assessment Task

    Assessment Task 1: Academic Skills  40% CLO1 and CLO4 

    Assessment Task 2: Interpretation and Evaluation 40%, CLO1- CLO3 

    Assessment Task 3: Quizzes, 20%, CLO1- CLO4 

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks. 

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. 

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.