Unit description

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.

Unit content

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

Learning outcomes

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