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This research-intensive university in north-western Sydney offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. With over 30,000 current students, Macquarie has a strong reputation for welcoming international students and embracing flexible and convenient study options, including its partnership with Open Universities Australia.
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On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:
- Identify and synthesise global and strategic issues drawing on knowledge from criminology, law and sociology
- Assemble and critique scholarly literature in criminology
- Evaluate and assess existing government policy (local and foreign) regarding a topic of global and strategic significance
- Propose and effectively communicate an alternative policy response to a topic of global and strategic significance
- A week-by-week guide to the topics in this subject will be provided in the study materials.
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:and
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:
Pre-requisite 50cp at 2000 level or above Co-requisite PICX3020 or SOC311 or SOCI3085
- Other requirements -
Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
This subject explores the analytical and policy challenges posed by transnational organised crime. Few have benefited as greatly from globalisation as criminal organisations, which today present existential challenges in many regions of the world. Students will undertake an advanced analysis of a variety of transnational criminal issues, including drug trafficking, people smuggling, money laundering and the regional implications of civil wars and insurgencies. Different types of transnational criminal organisations will be explored. Students enrolled in this subject will also examine state and international responses to these complex criminal activities.
- Quiz for weeks 1-7 (25%)
- Quiz for weeks 8 - 12 (25%)
- Transnational Crime Portfolio (40%)
- Unit participation (10%)
Current study term: 25 Jul 21 to 05 Nov 21
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