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OAIN 2095 - Understanding Organised Crime

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Autumn 2018-2019

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

This module will provide students with an understanding of organised crime from theoretical and applied perspectives. The lectures will cover the principal organised crime groups, the main criminal markets and some national and international enforcement strategies. Students will analyse definitions of organised crime through a multi-disciplinary approach, from sociology to criminology, political science and security studies. By the end of the course, students should be able to unpack the different facets of organised crime and discover patterns and mechanisms of emergence and persistence across countries. They should also develop a critical mind to assess the impacts and consequences of organised crime activities.


GANZ, Aurora (Doctorante)

Pedagogical format

Each session consists of 1 hour of lecture, 20 minutes for group presentations about 40 minutes of discussion on the readings.

Course validation

The assessment of students' performance will be based on group presentations (25%), class participation (25%) and a final individual 6,000 words essay (50%).


It is expected that students read the compulsory texts ahead of each session.