Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC3036: International Criminal Justice: Application of Theory to Transnational and International Crime
This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.
Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following themes over one or more weeks:
- Introduction to International Criminal Justice and Criminological Theory –What is the purpose and use of theory?
- Theoretical Frameworks in Criminology –Strain theories, Control theories, Biological/Psychological theories, Deterrence and Rational Choice/Routine Activities theories, Social Disorganization theory, Social Learning theory, Labeling and Radicalization theories
- Transnational Crime –discuss various types of transnational crime (e.g. cybercrime, money laundering, environmental crime, etc.), theoretical explanations for these crimes, and theory-based policy implications
- Transnational Organized Crime –discuss the history of transnational organized crime and impact of globalization, and apply criminological theories
- International Crime –discuss international crimes: war crimes, crimes against humanity, crimes of aggression, and genocide
- Explanations of International and Transnational Crime –comparing theoretical explanations for these types of crime and developing research designs to test theories
- Delivering International Justice –discuss how the world attempts to deal with transnational and international crimes
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity||11||11 x 1-hour seminars (lecturers explanations, student participation and discussion)|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity||11||3 x 1 hour data analysis tutorials; 8 x 1 hour linked tutorials involving presentations and discussions; revision/prep for exam session|
|Guided Independent Study||24||Reading assignments and preparing for the tutorials|
|Guided Independent Study||30||Preparing tutorial presentation|
|Guided Independent Study||20||Additional reading/research|
|Guided Independent Study||54||Preparation for and completion of all exams|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).