Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Criminology of International Crimes
Academic Year
Intended for use in future years
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT OF 5,000 WORDS  100%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Gain an appreciation for how criminology can help advance our knowledge of international crimes.
2. Understand and identify relevant criminological theories;
3. Apply the challenge of criminological theories to different crime types and perpetrators;
4. Present critical and well-informed argument relating to the interpretation of these sources;
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of the causal dynamics and consequences of international crimes;
6. Critically analyze the relevant literature and materials in this field and use them in critical discussion of the subject.

Brief description

The module will explore the causal dynamics and consequences of international crimes such as crimes against humanity, genocide, aggression or crimes against peace and crimes with an international dimension such as terrorism, mercenarism, cyber crime, human trafficking. The module will demonstrate how criminology can help advance our knowledge of international crimes. It will focus among other things, on the following: categories of perpetrators and victims; macro and micro level theories of deviance and causal dynamics and consequences.


1. Criminology and international crimes
2. Categories of perpetrators and victims
3. Macro and micro level theories of deviance
4. Casual dynamic and consequences

Transferable skills

Throughout the module, students will practise and develop their skills of research, analysis, time-management, oral and written presentation. In seminars they will develop their ability to listen, understand and explain subject related topics as well as present a point of view orally and discuss their thoughts with the rest of the class; their assignments will enable them to develop their skills of independent research, analysis, presentation and writing (including data collection and retrieval, IT and time management). All learning throughout the module will be relevant to a career in any legal profession.


This module is at CQFW Level 7