|Transnational Policing and Human Rights - LAWS8013|
This course critically analyses recent developments in the policing of transnational organised crime. It examines the evolution of the UN Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime and the continuum of state sponsored 'wars' of enforcement against drug trafficking; human smuggling and trafficking; and terrorism. The many human rights dimensions of transnational policing, highlighted by issues such as the death penalty and indefinite detention, are considered in the context of a changing global political economy. The subject matter of this course is the focus of growing research by criminologists and should be of interest to students from a wide range of disciplines and professional backgrounds.
Recommended Prior Knowledge
Class Participation 10%;
Essay synopsis and presentation 20%
Research essay (5,000 words) 70%
Refer to Course Outline provided by lecturer at the beginning of session.