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ACR301 - International and Comparative Criminal Justice

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:

ASL222, ASL322

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Ian Warren


ACR101 and ACR102 plus 4 credit points at level 2



Incompatible with:

ASL222, ASL322

Contact hours:

Campus: 5-6 x 3 hour Seminar per Trimester.  Commencing in week 1 for the following 'odd' weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


This unit introduces students to a range of theoretical and applied material on cross-cultural, transnational and international criminology. The problems of transnational and international crime are issues for all nations. Historically, most crime control debates focus on the national rather than transnational or international problems. This dilemma is particularly evident in the prosecution of foreign nationals in culturally distinct justice systems. The concept of global justice is framed within the growing concern about transnational crime, and the lack of discrete institutions to deal with these problems. The unit aims to encourage students to think critically about whether current arrangements for dealing with transnational crime are adequate, and to propose new models designed to resolve these problems. It draws on a combination of databases, policy documents, legal cases and empirical studies.


Research and Writing Exercise, 50%, 2000 words

Essay, 50%, 2000 words

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