|Unit convenor and teaching staff||
Unit convenor and teaching staff
Rolando Ochoa Hernandez
50cp at 2000 level or above
PICT2020 or PICT202 or SOCI3085 or SOC311
This unit explores the analytical and policy challenges posed by transnational organised crime. Few have benefited as greatly from globalisation as criminal organisations, which today present existential challenges in many regions of the world. Students will undertake an advanced analysis of a variety of transnational criminal issues, including drug trafficking, people smuggling, money laundering and the regional implications of civil wars and insurgencies. Different types of transnational criminal organisations will be explored. Students enrolled in this unit will also examine state and international responses to these complex criminal activities.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
|Quiz for weeks 1-7||25%||No||Friday of Week 7|
|Quiz for weeks 8-12||25%||No||Friday of Week 12|
|Transnational Crime Portfolio||40%||No||Friday of Week 13 by 11:55 PM|
Students must answer an online quiz about the readings for weeks 1 to 7.
Students must answer an online quiz about the readings for weeks 8 to 12.
From week 2 students will collate news reports of transnational crime in national and local media. These will be put together in a portfolio (can be a Word document). Due on friday of week 12, the students will submit their portfolio and provide a 1,000 word text of their findings and how they relate to topics covered in class.
Students must engage constructively in online and on-campus tutorials.
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2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation
DELIVERY AND RESOURCES
THE UNIT CONSISTS OF 13 ONE-HOUR LECTURES AS WELL AS TUTORIALS.
STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND THE LECTURE (online for S2 2021).
PARTICIPATION IS EXPECTED OF ALL STUDENTS IN LECTURES AND TUTORIALS.
UNIT REQUIREMENTS AND EXPECTATIONS
• You should spend an average of 12 hours per week on this unit. This includes listening
to lectures prior to seminar or tutorial, reading weekly required materials as detailed in
iLearn, and preparing assessments.
• Internal students are expected to attend all seminar or tutorial sessions, and external
students are expected to make significant contributions to on-line activities.
• In most cases students are required to attempt and submit all major assessment tasks in
order to pass the unit
• The citations for all the required readings for this unit are available to enrolled students
through the unit iLearn site, and at Macquarie University's library site. Electronic copies
of required readings may be accessed through the library or will be made available by other means.
TECHNOLOGY USED AND REQUIRED
• Computer and internet access are essential for this unit. Basic computer skills and skills
in word processing are also a requirement.
• This unit has an online presence. Login is via: https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/
• Students are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet. Mobile
devices alone are not sufficient.
SUBMITTING ASSESSMENT TASKS
• All text-based assessment tasks are to be submitted, marked and returned electronically.
This will only happen through the unit iLearn site.
• Assessment tasks must be submitted as a MS word document by the due date.
• Most assessment tasks will be subject to a 'TurnitIn' review as an automatic part of the
• The granting of extensions of up to one week are at the discretion of the unit convener or
nominated delegate such as a tutor. Any requests for extensions must be before the due
date for the submission of the assessment task. Extensions beyond one week are
subject to the university’s Disruptions Policy
LATE SUBMISSION OF ASSESSMENT TASKS
Unless a Special Consideration request has been submitted and approved, (a) a penalty for lateness will apply – 10 marks out of 100 credit will be deducted per day for assignments submitted after the due date – and (b) no assignment will be accepted seven days (incl. weekends) after the original submission deadline. No late submissions will be accepted for timed assessments - e.g. quizzes, online tests.
WORD LIMITS FOR ASSESSMENT TASKS
• Stated word limits include footnotes and footnoted references, but not bibliography, or
Word limits can deviate by 10%
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Students seeking more policy resources can visit Student Policies (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/policies). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.
Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct
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