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Questioning crime: social harms and global issues
Questioning crime: social harms and global issues

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the social harm perspective and its relationship to criminology

  • critically examine the role of power, inequality and ‘the global’ in shaping crime and social harm

  • apply learning of the social harm perspective to examples including ‘natural disasters’ such as Hurricane Katrina, as well as to imprisonment and the ‘War on Terror’

  • illustrate how instances of crime and uncriminalised harms are globally connected

  • critically analyse power and inequality, including the roles of powerful actors such as states and multinational corporations, to examine debates about crime and harm.