School Of Social Sciences

Global Criminology and Human RightsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102200.2


Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Undergraduate degree in criminology, criminal justice or a related social science area, or equivalent.

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course.

About this Unit
Global criminology is concerned with the process of respecting and fostering ideals of justice, the rule of law and human rights in an expanding range of transnational and domestic locations. These include stable, divided and post-conflict societies that are variously dealing with issues of discrimination, exploitation, insecurity and violence via international agreements, judicial and political means. The global development of justice initiatives has challenged the traditional criminological concern with individual offenders prosecuted by the sovereign nation state acting on behalf of a sole victim. In this unit students will gain a critical understanding of theories and concepts of global criminology, detail of the key aspects and uses of international criminal law, and the potential of alternative modes of attaining social justice. Case studies from around the globe will be analysed along with an emphasis placed on assessing the significance of issues, rights and justice reforms in developing regions.

1770.1Master of Social ScienceCONTINUING
1862.1Master of International CriminologyCONTINUING
1862.2Master of International CriminologySUSPENDED
8083.2Bachelor of Research StudiesCURRENT


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