CRI-20016 - Crime and Justice in a Global Context
Coordinator: Santiago Abel Amietta Tel: +44 1782 7 34064
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Level: Level 5
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23

None

Available as a Free Standing Elective

No

Co-requisites

None

Prerequisites

CRI-10010 Understanding Crime
CRI-10013 Criminal Justice: Process, Policy, Practice

Barred Combinations

None

Description for 2022/23

This module provides a comprehensive introduction to, and looks in detail at how criminology has tried to understand the effects on crime and criminal justice of globalisation and other processes of social change associated with the coming of late modernity. The focus will be on issues and problems related to terrorism, state crimes, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. This module is also an elective and is suitable for students in the social sciences, particularly sociology students.

Aims
This modules provides a comprehensive introduction to, and looks in detail at how, criminology has tried to understand the effects on crime and criminal justice of globalization and other processes of social change associated with the coming of late modernity.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.
http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/cri-20016/lists

Intended Learning Outcomes

Explain the impact of globalisation and other processes of social change on crime and criminal justice: 1,2
Recognise the relevance and limits of criminological knowledge in explaining the consequences of rapid social change: 1,2
Evaluate criminological theories and apply them to the analysis of contemporary social problems and institutions: 1,2
Critically assess the impact of colonialism on historical and contemporary criminal justice practices, and on the production and global dissemination of criminological knowledge: 1,2
Evaluate the capacity of criminological theory and research, including comparative analysis, to explain contemporary developments in crime and social control: 1,2
Critically reflect on the student┐s own positionality in relation to these processes: 2

Study hours

11 1-hour lectures
10 1-hour tutorials
20 hours preparation for tutorials
102 hours independent study, including revision for the online task and essay planning and research
3 hours online task
4 hours essay writing-up

School Rules

None

Description of Module Assessment

1: Online Tasks weighted 50%
Online task
This online task will test the students┐ knowledge of contents covered in the first 9 weeks of the module, which include central theoretical perspectives on crime and justice from a global perspective and transnational forms of criminality. It will consist of 50 short questions and activities. All questions will be based on the required readings. The activity will be available via the KLE over a one-week period. Over this period, students will be able to save their answers and return to the online activity.

2: Essay weighted 50%
Reflective response paper
Students will write a 1,000 words reflective paper, in the form of a response to a published research article. It will call for reflection on the links between the module materials and the student┐s own experiences and the meanings attached to them.