Upon course completion, students will be able to:
1. Define, apply, and critique the basic theories and methods of criminology.
2. Define, apply, and critique the basic constituents of global crime, international criminal justice systems and the democratic connections between international law enforcement agencies.
3. Identify and explain examples of interaction among criminal groups and how to explain that behavior including theories related to biological, psychological and sociological theories.4. Identify and explain common trends and patterns of crime in multicultural and world historical contexts understanding the penal codes and systems developed to fight crime on an international basis.
5. Identify and explain the effects of criminal behavior on the following: security, the environment, and business, emphasizing the effects and challenges on business resulting from political corruption and industrial espionage.
6. Research, develop and present a briefing on one international organized criminal group and known international efforts to control the group.
7. Develop an executive summary (power point presentation) based on (6) above.
8. Prepare an APA format upper level college research paper that presents an analysis, discussion, and estimative conclusion summarizing the global impact resulting from the criminal activities of the group chosen by the student.