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Criminology beyond crime

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This free course, Criminology beyond crime, examines the notion of 'social harm' as an alternative to the legal definition of 'crime'. To illustrate this concept, the course considers developments in Green Criminology, which have sought to examine the problems of global environmental harm and the myriad interactions between human beings and the natural environment.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • describe what the social harm perspective has contributed to critical criminology
  • provide a brief overview of supranational criminology and what is included within it
  • provide examples of the difficulties associated with researching global harms and global perpetrators
  • identify the central features and contributions of a Green Criminology.

First Published: 22/04/2013

Updated: 07/11/2018

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