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Crime and Punishment in the International Context

Overview of the unit

Unit code: LAW20031
Duration: 1 teaching period
Contact hours: recommended 10 hours of study per week

About this unit

This unit aims to enable students to acquire a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the nature of crime in the global setting. Students are introduced to the cultural, historic, social and other factors that influence whether behaviour is criminalised. Students will understand the victimology rates in the global setting and effects and causes of crime in the global setting. The numerous approaches to reducing crime and the different forms of criminal sanctions will be explored. A key aspect of the unit will involve analysing sentencing frameworks in the global setting.

Content

This unit focuses on the definition of crime in the global setting; cultural, historic, social and other factors that influence whether behaviour is criminalised; victimology rates and types in the global setting; the effect of crime; causes of crime in the global setting and crimes which occur across borders: organised crime and terrorism. Students will also learn about approaches to reducing crime, capital punishment in the global setting, different forms of criminal sanctions, sentencing frameworks in the global setting and the future of crime and punishment in the global sentencing.