Crime and Security in a Risk Society

Module code: CR3024

Issues around crime and security have come to be more prominent within criminology and the broader notion of risk society. Society faces many challenges through new forms of crime, posing threats to security at a local, national and international level.

This module offers you the opportunity to develop an understanding of the principles and practices involved in the assessment and management of risk in a global society. You’ll develop your existing understandings of a range of theoretical models that explain why and how people commit crime, and you'll learn about the different approaches to analysing and assessing risk, as well as how to manage security.

Studying this module gives you the opportunity to examine the application of risk management strategies to local, national and international security. It will enable you to develop an understanding of the complexity and diversity of managing risk and security in contemporary society.

Topics covered

  • Transnational crimes, such as people and drugs trafficking
  • Retail crime and counterfeit goods
  • Violence in the night-time economy
  • Cybercrime

Learning

  • 20 hours of lectures
  • 9 hours of seminars
  • 0.5 hour tutorial
  • 2 hours of practical classes and workshops
  • 118.5 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Briefing paper, 1,500 words (70%)
  • Communication brief (30%)