Module title: Comparative & International Criminology

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SSC10107
Module leader: Jamie Buchan
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Social Science
Prerequisites

SSC08106 Criminological Theory

2018/9, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jamie Buchan
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
LOs 1-6: Each taught element of the unit uses a variety of teaching methods, including audio-visual resources, discussion and activity to foster student engagement. Each tutorial revolves around set readings. In order to prepare for tutorials, students will have to engage in extensive independent learning if they are to extend their engagement with the module.

Formative Assessment
LO1-6 Formative assessment will take place through the embedded presentations of their reading and précis of complex material in tutorials. Oral feedback will be given by the tutor.

The first summative assessment also includes an element of formative assessment, through individual feedback on student essays. This helps to gauge progress towards Learning Outcomes and particularly LO1, which is key to the whole module.

Summative Assessment
LOs 1-4 will be summatively assessed through an essay of the student's own choosing from a selection of questions. The essay requires students to engage in an analysis of the problems and benefits of conducting research at a global and comparative level.
LOs 1, 5 & 6 will be summatively assessed through an end of module examination. The exam will require students to critically explore the links between theory and practice.


Formative Assessment:
LO1-6 Formative assessment will take place through the embedded presentations of their reading and précis of complex material in tutorials. Oral feedback will be given by the tutor.

The first summative assessment also includes an element of formative assessment, through individual feedback on student essays. This helps to gauge progress towards Learning Outcomes and particularly LO1, which is key to the whole module.


Summative Assessment:
LOs 1-4 will be summatively assessed through an essay of the student's own choosing from a selection of questions. The essay requires students to engage in an analysis of the problems and benefits of conducting research at a global and comparative level.
LOs 1, 5 & 6 will be summatively assessed through an end of module examination. The exam will require students to critically explore the links between theory and practice.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 22
Face To Face Tutorial 11
Independent Learning Guided independent study 165
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 40 1,2,3 & 4 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1,5 & 6 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The difference between comparative and international criminology; the advantages and difficulties of comparative criminology; crime and control across a number of different jurisdictions including Scandinavia, Anglo-America, and Southern Europe; transnational crime including people trafficking, organised crime, the drugs and arms trade, global terrorism and cyber crime; transnational policing and control.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Appraise the advantages and difficulties of conducting research at a comparative and global level.
LO2: Analyse levels and types of crime in a number of key jurisdictions
LO3: Analyse the different responses (political, institutional, cultural) to crime in different jurisdictions.
LO4: Appreciate the cultural, social and political factors which contribute to global penal variation
LO5: Critically reflect on the forms of crime that require a transnational focus, and the role of global developments in contributing to these.
LO6: Evaluate the policy and practice of transnational agencies of crime control.


Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SSC10107 Comparative and International Criminology