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- 27 Jul 2020
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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At the completion of this subject students 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:
(admission to BSecStud and 48cp at 100 level or above including PICX1030 and PICX2020)
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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 Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.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 unit 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 unit will also examine state and international responses to these complex criminal activities.
- Critique of seminal article (20%)
- Research Essay Plan and Outline (20%)
- Major Essay (50%)
- Unit participation (10%)
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