CRI-30038 - State crimes and crimes against humanity
Coordinator: Hannah R Wilkinson Room: CBB1.008 Tel: +44 1782 7 34143
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Level: Level 6
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

Students need to have studied
CRI-10013
CRI-20016

Barred Combinations

No

Description for 2022/23

'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.

Aims
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.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.
http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/cri-30038/lists

Intended Learning Outcomes

analyse the dynamics underpinning events of state crime and crimes against humanity: 1
analyse and contextualize events of state crime and forms of reconciliation: 1
draw upon a range of theories to explain events of state crime and crimes against humanity: 1
locate the potential as well as the problems inherent in a variety of forms of regulation of state crime and crimes against humanity: 1
identify 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

Study hours

contact hours (20) - lectures: 10, seminars: 10
preparation for lectures/seminars: 30
independent study: 60
preparation for and completion of assessments: 40

School Rules

None

Description of Module Assessment

1: Case Study weighted 100%
3,000 word case study
This 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.