Special Course Descriptions

Soc 394 10 Transnational and Organized Crime

While globalization, industrialization, and technology transfer have benefited many societies, conversely they have created new opportunities for criminality. Sociological, criminological and legal theories of transnational crime will be studied using case studies relating to trafficking of contraband and people; money laundering; cybercrimes and global enforcement challenges. Students will examine current research on criminal networks and which ethnic groups are committing crimes across sovereign borders.

Prerequisites: Soc 101 and Soc 240 or permission of the instructor