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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC3036: 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

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 
  • 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  (e.g. cybercrime, money laundering, environmental crime, etc.)Transnational policing  
  • International crime (war crimes, crimes against humanity, crimes 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 activity 2211 x 2-hour lectures/seminars (or 1-hour lecture + 1-hour seminar)
Guided Independent Study24Reading assignments and preparing for the tutorials
Guided Independent Study30Preparing Blog post
Guided Independent Study74Additional reading/research

Online Resources

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