Singapore University of Social Sciences

Transnational Crime and Globalisation

Transnational Crime and Globalisation (PSS303)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Humanities and Social Sciences

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences


PSS303 Transnational Crime and Globalisation introduces the concept of transnational crime, globalisation and their impact on public safety and security. By highlighting the complexity of transnational crime, students will be able to assess the connection between socio-economic factors and political instabilities. This course also highlights the serious magnitude of transnational crimes and the challenges in detecting such criminal activities. The proliferation of transnational crime is examined from the lens of its key stakeholders. This enable students to identify preventive and remedial strategies, as well as understand the need to adopt a cooperative stance in tackling transnational crime.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY REGULAR SEMESTER


  • Introduction to transnational crime
  • Rules and regulations related to transnational crime
  • Threats and danger of transnational crime
  • Strategies and intervention to counter transnational crime
  • The multiple stakeholders, roles and responsibilities
  • Criminal syndicates, motivation and threat
  • Cultural and political aspect of transnational crime
  • Corruption and intervention from the State
  • Illegal immigration
  • Mass migration
  • Border security
  • Future challenges related to transnational crime

Learning Outcome

  • Differentiate the different types of transnational crime
  • Examine the strategies to combat transnational crime
  • Analyse ways to prevent transnational crime
  • Illustrate the nature of transnational crime in development of security strategies
  • Compare the different forms of transnational crime
  • Assess the different roles and responsibilities of the State in preventing transnational crime
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