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International and Transnational Crimes (CRM219)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit examines a range of international and transnational crimes and how the international community polices and adjudicates these crimes. Major crimes such as human trafficking, crimes against humanity and various forms of smuggling are considered.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Outline the overall framework of international criminal law and the main principles and elements of crime.
2. Evaluate the varied positions of States on international and transnational crimes
3. Distinguish between various types of international and transnational crime utilising the relevant legal and policy dimensions.
4. Discuss the various transnational crimes and the viewpoints of various authors in such crime
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 hours per week.
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences This unit requires students to keep up to date with weekly readings. Students are encouraged to engage with the current literature to expand and clarify the content.
Assessment An assignment, an online quiz and an exam
Prerequisites CRM100 Introduction to Criminology or BSL165 Foundations of Business Law or LEG100 Law, Justice and Social Policy
Previously 2015: 'Transnational Crime'; 2014: 'International and Australian Criminal Law'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Bachelor of Criminology (BCrim) [New in 2018]
Crime Science (BCrim) [New in 2018]
Criminal Behaviour (BCrim) [New in 2018]
Criminology + Communication [Combined] (BCrim)+(BCommun)
Criminology + Forensic Biology and Toxicology [Combined] (BCrim)+(BSc)
Criminology + Global Security [Combined] (BCrim)+(BGS) [New in 2019]
Criminology + Psychology [Combined] (BCrim)+(BA) [New in 2018]
Law + Criminology [Combined] (LLB)+(BCrim) [New in 2018]
Legal Studies (BCrim) [New in 2018]
White Collar and Corporate Crime (BCrim)
Appears in these Co-Majors Criminology
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Anahita Riegler
Lecturer Criminology

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6135
e: A.Riegler@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.1.024 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr Anahita Riegler
Lecturer Criminology

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6135
e: A.Riegler@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.1.024 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
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