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MSCR 640 Transnational Crime

Discover the scope and diversity of today’s crime scene.

Format: Offered Online and On-Campus

Duration: 8 weeks

Credits: 3 credits

Criminals in today’s society can range from unassuming computer hackers to global drug lords. In MSCR 640 Transnational Crime, you’ll examine surveys and evaluate dominant trends in crime from an economic and socio-cultural context of globalization.

Throughout this course, discussions, debates, documentaries, group projects and essay assignments will give you the opportunity to combine knowledge, principles and personal experiences to analyze and evaluate the factors associated with transnational crime.

What You’ll Learn in MSCR 640

In this course, you’ll explore trends in crime, including organized crime, economic crime, cyber crime, terrorism, human trafficking and drug dealing. You’ll also examine population migratory trends, transnational cooperation and supranational policies.

Course Topics

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Framing Transnational Crime and Collaboration
  • Globalized Drug Trafficking
  • Transnational Terrorism
  • Universal Economic and Cyber Crimes
  • Human Trafficking and Immigration
  • Geographic Victimization
  • Combating Crime in Global Cultures

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of MSCR 640, you will be able to:

  • Identify major criminological trends recognized as global social concerns.
  • Describe the implications of transnational cooperation and supranational policy initiatives and how this cooperation affects the United States.
  • Discuss innovative applications of theory and practice in the area of contemporary criminology as they apply to transnational collaboration and crime.
  • Research and articulate in-depth knowledge of one key transnational crime issue utilizing major sources of scholarly research.
  • Assess the impact of local, regional, national and global cultures and values on a community or nation’s approach to transnational crime.
  • Compare differences between offender-focused and victim-focused approaches to crime and the impact on collaboration.

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*Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.

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