Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC3110: State Crime

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

Module Aims

This module will:

-         Introduce you to theoretical and conceptual approaches to the analysis of state crime.

-         Encourage you to apply these approaches to the analysis of contemporary real world examples of alleged state crime, but also to use these cases to reflexively evaluate the approaches themselves.

-         Allow you to develop your own rigorous and independent research-led analysis of chosen case studies.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Discuss, analyze and critically evaluate competing theoretical perspectives on the definition, analysis and explanation of state crime.
2. Apply, and defend the application of, chosen perspectives to cases of state crime, whilst identifying and appraising the limitations and contingent assumptions of each perspective.
3. Develop knowledge and independent analysis of a range of types and case studies of state crime.
Discipline-Specific Skills4. Apply and critically evaluate complex theoretical approaches to real life examples.
5. Recognise and assess theoretical assumptions embedded in existing popular and academic analyses of contemporary issues.
Personal and Key Skills6. Devise, revise and express a clear, logical and independent analysis of a given political issue. Communicate this analysis to a range of different audiences.
7. Understand assessment criteria, engage in constructive peer-evaluation, produce feedback and develop suggestions for improvement.
8. Collaborate effectively with peers in order to formulate, revise and present ideas and facilitate discussions.
9. Critically reflect on your own performance and contribution toward individual and group tasks, and develop strategies for future personal development.