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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC2036: International Criminal Justice: Application of Theory to Transnational and International Crime

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

- Introduction to international criminal justice and criminological theoryTheoretical 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 critical theories

- Transnational crime (e.g. cybercrime, money laundering, environmental crime, etc.)Transnational policing

- International crime (war crimes, crimes against humanity, crime of aggression, and genocide)

- Explanations of international and transnational crime

- Delivering international justice  

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity2211 x 2-hour lecture/seminar (or 1-hour lecture + 1-hour seminar)
Guided Independent Study24Reading assignments and preparing for the tutorials
Guided Independent Study30Preparing blog post
Guided Independent Study20Additional reading/research
Guided Independent Study54Preparation for and completion of exam

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).