Applies comparative legal analysis to contemporary concerns for global governance and international relations. Considerations of international criminal law, criminal justice and globalisation are integrated to analyse a selection of case-studies wherein governance is challenged and crime control priorities are prominent. Students will understand the intersection between crime and control, risk and security in the present epoch of globalisation.
Topic 1 Emerging international criminal justice - institutions and paradigms
Topic 2 International criminal law? - challenges for a new jurisprudence
Topic 3 Introducing international crime control - legislative foundations of ICJ: Rome Statute and the ICC - the ad hoc tribunals
Topic 4 Transforming the international criminal trial - access, inclusivity and integration
Topic 5 Globalisation of crime and control - rights, justice and order
Topic 6 Victim communities and collaborative justice - transforming the constituency of global justice - challenges and legitimacy
Topic 7 International criminal justice and global governance - International developments in governing through globalised crime
Topic 8 Global crime concerns - why these and not these?
Topic 9 Responding to trans-national and cross boarder crime - controlling the risk society
Topic 10 Crime and development - influence of crime on transitional cultures - corruption case-study
Topic 11 International crime control - the 'war' discourse
Topic 12 Futures of international criminal justice - pathways yet to be taken
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||examine theoretical understandings of contemporary global governance in the context of crime and control and demonstrate skills in comparative legal analysis;||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||recognise and assess recent developments in international criminal law and its institutions; outline the role of international criminal justice in state reconstruction; and critically evaluate alternative international justice paradigms;||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||describe in detail international case-studies where violent conflict and justice responses have led to a reinterpretation of global governance priorities;||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||critically evaluate criminalisation and control as mechanisms for advancing the authority and legitimacy of international political alliances and explain Australia's place in the global 'war on terror',||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|5||recognise the potential of the law and its institutions regionally and internationally in the quest for global governance;||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||demonstrate analytical skills in conducting legal research in the field of crime, globalisation and governance; and demonstrate written skills in the presentation of research.||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3
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