Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction: Orientation to the unit and readings
    • Globalization and contemporary crime: Frameworks and concepts
    • Comparing crime: The global landscape of violence.
    • Comparing Justice: Imprisonment and prison conditions across the globe.
    • Monitoring the treatment of prisoners globally: Institutions and instruments.
    • International Crimes: Genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity
    • Addressing International and Atrocity Crimes: International courts and and transitional justice
    • Transnational Corporations and Human Rights violations.
    • Corruption: Comparative and Transnational Perspectives
    • Culture, contested values and crime: Honour killing
    • Globalisation and the future of crime and justice in Australia and Europe: The year 2030
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
    • Online Materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links

After successfully completing this subject you should be able to:

  1. Critically reflect on established criminological and criminal justice theories in analysing emerging crime and justice problems
  2. Apply new theoretical knowledge and analytic skills required to understand and respond to emerging crime and justice problems
  3. Critically assess and use scholarship and data relevant to understanding and responding to emerging crime and justice problems
  4. Demonstrate a global and comparative perspective to the study of criminology and criminal justice
  5. Understand the international and global character of contemporary crime and justice problems.
  6. Understand crime and justice in Australia within its global and international context.
  • Assignment 1 - Assignment — Blog entry (20%)
  • Assignment 2 - Essay (50%)
  • Assignment 3 - Log of Learning (30%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • GRF-CCJ705
  • GRF-MCCJ7005

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject examines the major, cutting-edge questions for criminology today. These include penal politics, policing, media and crime, restorative justice, the prison and state crime. It introduces students to the contemporary key thinkers and contributors in the field in Australia and overseas. Attention is given to the relationship between research, policy and politics in linking knowledge to social change.

Assessment details will be advised at the beginning of the subject offering.

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