Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:August, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: This subject will be delivered intensivley from 9:00am-5:00pm on the 22, 23 August and 19, 20 September 2015. |
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Criminology or Political Science
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Professor Leslie Holmes
While organised crime has existed for centuries, it is only recently that the international community has begun to take it seriously as a transnational ‘soft’ (i.e. non-military) security issue. For example, the most frequently cited convention against transnational organised crime – that of the UN – dates only from 2000. Similarly, while drug and weapons trafficking has long been a concern of states and IOs (International Organisations), the focus on human trafficking essentially dates from the late-1990s. Human trafficking is now seen as the fastest growing form of trafficking and, along with cybercrime, the preferred form of criminal activity for an increasing number of criminal gangs and organisations. This subject will explore both the phenomena of transnational organised crime (TOC) and human trafficking, and the discourses surrounding them. The coverage will be international, but with an emphasis on Europe and South-east Asia. The subject will focus on trafficking for purposes of sexual exploitation, but will also consider other forms of human trafficking.
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
2 x 500 word briefing papers (each worth 10%) due throughout the semester, a 3000 word research essay (60%) due in October, and a 1000 word briefing paper (20%) due during the examination period.
Hurdle Requirement: As this is an Intensively-taught subject, seminar attendance is compulsory on all 4 days. Regular participation in class is required.
Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per working day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
There will be a Reading Pack made available.
H. Abadinsky, Organised Crime (Wadsworth, 2013 – 10th ed.)
L. Shelley, Human Trafficking (Cambridge UP, 2010)
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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•Research: through competent use of the library and other information sources (inc. online), and the definition of areas of inquiry and methods of research.
•Critical Thinking and Analysis: through recommended reading, briefing and essay writing, and seminar discussion, and by determining the strength of an argument.
•Thinking in Theoretical Terms: through seminar discussion, essay writing and engagement in the methodologies of the humanities and social sciences.
•Thinking Creatively: through essay writing, seminar discussion and presentations, conceptualising theoretical problems, forming judgements and arguments from conflicting evidence and by critical analysis.
•Understanding of Social, Ethical and Cultural Context: through the contextualisation of judgements, developing a critical self-awareness, being open to new ideas and possibilities and by constructing an argument.
•Communicating Knowledge Intelligibly and Economically: through briefing and essay writing, and seminar discussion.
•Written Communication: through briefing and essay preparation and writing.
•Oral Presentation: through seminar discussion and informal class presentations.
•Time Management and Planning: through managing and organising workloads for recommended reading, essay and assignment completion.
•Group Work: through group discussions.
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