Undergraduate | MAQ-PICX3001 | 2024
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Enrol by
- 14 July 2024
- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 18 weeks
- Start dates
- 22 July 2024
HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available
About this subject
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.
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%)
- Participation (10%)
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You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
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:
50cp at 2000 level or above
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 Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
- 0.125 EFTSL
- This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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