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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Sociology (SOC)
Transnational Crime
Transnational Crime
Fall 2017
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SOC 1001 or SOC 1002; and SOC 1003

Daniel E. Martinez, PhD
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Violation of laws across national boundaries in an environment of increased globalization; causation, victimization, and control. Examination of transnational crime as a social problem rooted in global inequality and disparate levels of development, not simply as a security or crime problem.
At the conclusion of the course, the student will be able to: Articulate different theories of transnational crime and describe how these theories relate to globalization; understand the fundamental definitional differences but significant parallels between human trafficking and human smuggling; make connections between globalization, licit (legal) trade, and illicit (illegal) trade; articulate the fundamental flaws pertaining to the immigration-crime discourse; be able to trace the history of the “war on drugs” and its consequences; be familiar with drug trafficking patterns and drug cartel violence in the U.S.-Mexico/Latin America case; have an understanding of basic sociological theories of insurgencies/terrorism; discuss different ways in which nation-states and international organizations attempt to combat transnational crime, including supply-side approaches, demand-side tactics, and harm reduction techniques.
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CCAS - GCR:Social & Behavioral

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