Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23
Available as a Free Standing Elective
Students need to have studied CRI-10013CRI-20016
'State Crimes' and 'Crimes against Humanity' have drawn the attention of criminologists only recently. This module provides students with in-depth information on these 'new' topics in criminology. The focus is on explanations of state crimes and crimes against humanity, and on regulatory models and perspectives in this field of study.The module analyses in depth topics briefly explored earlier in the level 5 module on 'Crime and Justice in a Global Context'. Students who take the level 6 module however shall be introduced to more philosophically inspired reflections on the issue of state crimes and crimes against humanity.
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/cri-30038/lists
This module provides students with an opportunity to engage with an in-depth criminological study and analysis of state crime and crimes against humanity. It analyses in greater depth topics briefly explored earlier in the level II module on Crime and Justice in a Global Context, drawing upon a range of theories. The module also places a specific focus on the historical and current injustices within the Global South, aiming to provide students with the tools to identify and understand colonial systems, structures and relationships - both within the module and beyond.
Intended Learning Outcomes
analyse the dynamics underpinning events of state crime and crimes against humanity: 1analyse and contextualize events of state crime and forms of reconciliation: 1draw upon a range of theories to explain events of state crime and crimes against humanity: 1locate the potential as well as the problems inherent in a variety of forms of regulation of state crime and crimes against humanity: 1identify colonial systems, structures and relationships to understand the historical and current injustices faced by the Global South and Black, Asian and minoritised Ethnic (BAME) groups: 1
contact hours (20) - lectures: 10, seminars: 10preparation for lectures/seminars: 30independent study: 60preparation for and completion of assessments: 40
1: Case Study weighted 100%
Description of Module Assessment
3,000 word case studyThis assessment requires students to undertake their own independent research into state crimes and crimes against humanity, and to critically analyse the ways in which their chosen example connects with theoretical understandings of mass atrocity. Students will produce a case study which offers:
- an overview of the context underpinning the c chosen example;
- an outline of the events, groups involved and any forms of reconciliation in the aftermath; and
- critical theoretical analysis and discussion, drawing on at least 3 of the core texts covered on the module
Students will have a formative opportunity to receive feedback on a case study plan during the semester.