Global Crime

CRI20002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

10 Jul 23 - 8 Oct 23

31 Oct 23

Last self enrolment:
23 Jul 23

4 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
25 Aug 23

Aims and objectives

This unit provides students with a detailed understanding of global crime problems that are inherently transnational in nature. Students will learn about the extent, growth and impact of different types of global crimes as well as their systemic enablers, and how to assess and formulate real-world policy solutions.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

1. Analyse and evaluate the function, scale and socio-economic impact of global illicit markets, including in people, illicit drugs, arms our counterfeit goods
2. Identify and analyse the systemic enablers of global crime including rapid globalisation and technological change, insufficient oversight and regulatory systems, and corruption within both public and private sectors
3. Analyse and evaluate the nexus between systemic enablers of global crime and key offender groups, including organised crime syndicates, transnational corporations and corrupt government officials
4. Evaluate, formulate and communicate real-world policy solutions to global crime problems including law enforcement and other government responses, both individually and in teams