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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Former School/College

Former School of Law and Justice

Pre-requisites

LAW00507 Criminal Law and Procedure OR LAW10002 - Australian Criminal Law I AND LAW10004 - Australian Criminal Law II

Unit aim

Applies comparative legal analysis to contemporary concerns for global governance and international relations. Considerations of international criminal law, criminal justice and globalisation are integrated to analyse a selection of case-studies wherein governance is challenged and crime control priorities are prominent. Students will understand the intersection between crime and control, risk and security in the present epoch of globalisation.

Unit content

Topic 1 Emerging international criminal justice - institutions and paradigms

Topic 2 International criminal law? - challenges for a new jurisprudence

Topic 3 Introducing international crime control - legislative foundations of ICJ: Rome Statute and the ICC - the ad hoc tribunals

Topic 4 Transforming the international criminal trial - access, inclusivity and integration

Topic 5 Globalisation of crime and control - rights, justice and order

Topic 6 Victim communities and collaborative justice - transforming the constituency of global justice - challenges and legitimacy

Topic 7 International criminal justice and global governance - International developments in governing through globalised crime

Topic 8 Global crime concerns - why these and not these?

Topic 9 Responding to trans-national and cross boarder crime - controlling the risk society

Topic 10 Crime and development - influence of crime on transitional cultures - corruption case-study

Topic 11 International crime control - the 'war' discourse

Topic 12 Futures of international criminal justice - pathways yet to be taken

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 examine theoretical understandings of contemporary global governance in the context of crime and control and demonstrate skills in comparative legal analysis;
2 recognise and assess recent developments in international criminal law and its institutions; outline the role of international criminal justice in state reconstruction; and critically evaluate alternative international justice paradigms;
3 describe in detail international case-studies where violent conflict and justice responses have led to a reinterpretation of global governance priorities;
4 critically evaluate criminalisation and control as mechanisms for advancing the authority and legitimacy of international political alliances and explain Australia's place in the global 'war on terror',
5 recognise the potential of the law and its institutions regionally and internationally in the quest for global governance;
6 demonstrate analytical skills in conducting legal research in the field of crime, globalisation and governance; and demonstrate written skills in the presentation of research.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. examine theoretical understandings of contemporary global governance in the context of crime and control and demonstrate skills in comparative legal analysis;
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. recognise and assess recent developments in international criminal law and its institutions; outline the role of international criminal justice in state reconstruction; and critically evaluate alternative international justice paradigms;
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. describe in detail international case-studies where violent conflict and justice responses have led to a reinterpretation of global governance priorities;
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  4. critically evaluate criminalisation and control as mechanisms for advancing the authority and legitimacy of international political alliances and explain Australia's place in the global 'war on terror',
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  5. recognise the potential of the law and its institutions regionally and internationally in the quest for global governance;
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  6. demonstrate analytical skills in conducting legal research in the field of crime, globalisation and governance; and demonstrate written skills in the presentation of research.
    • GA4:
    • GA6: