Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University

Transnational Organised Crime

This course examines rapidly changing issues such as drug trafficking, terrorism, human trafficking, illegal arms trading and financial crime that are major areas of concern for politicians and policy makers and an increasingly important area of research. This award provides an advanced programme in a new and rapidly changing area of study. During recent decades transnational crime has become a major area of concern for politicians and policy makers and an increasingly important area of research. Its context is the growth of global anxiety regarding activities such as drug trafficking, terrorism, human trafficking, illegal arms trading and financial crime which appear either to be on the increase or are assuming new and increasingly global forms.

Course modules

Topics covered include: History, theory and analysis of transnational organised crime; international terrorism; drug trafficking; illegal arms deals; the smuggling of radioactive material; human trafficking; the global sex trade; racketeering; trading in human organs; counterfeiting of documents and identities; extortion and many different forms of state and corporate crime. Modules include: Crimes against humanity: state crime, war crimes and transnational terrorism; trafficking: the illegal trade in people, goods and services; crimes of the powerful: corporate, white collar and financial crime; transnational justice and organised crime; and a research based dissertation.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Distance learning September 2017 - 3 Years
MA Distance learning January 2018 - 3 Years
MA Distance learning September 2018 - 3 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus) Stoke on Trent ST4 2DF West Midlands

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