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IR3063   Organised Crime and Corruption

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

The module provides an overview of organised crime and corruption and its effects on the political, economic, and social development of countries around the world. It will discuss the increasingly global nature of transnational organised crime, its growing portfolio of illicit activities and its impact on regional and international security. The analysis will also address the complexities of criminal groups in different parts of the world and the policies to fight them.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass IR2006

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 2-hour seminar (x 11 weeks), 1-hour lecture (x 11 weeks) 1 consultation hours with Coordinator (x 12 weeks). 2 hours examination feedback in week 1 of following semester.

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Written Examination = 40%, Coursework = 60%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 40%, Coursework = 60%


Module coordinator: Dr R H Jalkebro
Module teaching staff: Dr R Jalkebro