This subject introduces students to criminological debate and theory on crimes of the powerful. It examines the role of power in the criminal justice system and in wider society. It questions definitions of crime and harm, using case studies to illustrate these debates. This subject takes a national and international approach to understanding power and the crimes of the powerful. It looks at issues of white collar crime, industrial harms, environmental harms, state crime, genocide, war, torture, incarceration and immigration detention. This subject will also look at responses to these types of crime and harm, including international criminal justice. It will critically analyse the relationship between power and crime on a local and global level.
Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security
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