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Traditionally, Criminology

Submitted by • November 5, 2018

Traditionally, Criminology
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2. INTRODUCTION
Traditionally, Criminology has focused on crimes committed by the most disadvantaged and powerless members of society. Crimes of powerful individuals or organisations have not attracted the same level of attention. Yet, crimes committed by the powerful contribute to more financial loss, injuries, and deaths than all ‘conventional’ crimes combined. In this module we consider the range and types of harms caused by this offending. In addition, the difficulty in defining state, corporate, white-collar and organised crime will be explored. The module therefore blends understandings of theoretical perspectives on crimes of the powerful with a case study approach to investigating these crimes.
a. Learning objectives and outcomes
Students who successfully complete this module will be able to:
• Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the difficulties associated with investigating and theorising crimes of the powerful
• Examine the socially con

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