Transnational Policing and Human Rights - LAWS8013

Faculty: Faculty of Law

School: Faculty of Law

Course Outline: See below

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 2

Enrolment Requirements:

Pre-requisite: Academic Program must be 9200 or 9210 or 9230 or 5740 or 9211 or 5211 or 9220 or 5750 or 9285 or 5285.

Excluded: JURD7506, JURD7713, LAWS8106

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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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.

More information can be found on the Course Outline Website.

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