CSS 405: National and Transnational Organised Crimes

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. discuss concepts of crime, organised crimes; transnational organised crimes (TOC); organisational and white-collar crimes;
  2. evaluate the complex nature of organised crimes (both local and transnational);
  3. explain the structures, dynamics and types of local and transnational organised crimes;
  4. identify goods and services provided by local and transnational organised criminals;
  5. discuss the impact of organised crime on political and economic systems, and
  6. assess the effectiveness of regional, local and international preventive measures and on controlling organised crime.
Course Contents

Definitions of the concepts of crime, organized crimes. Transnational organized crimes (TOC). Organizational and white-collar crimes. Structure and types of transnational organised crimes and enterprises. Criminal networks. Dynamic characteristics of organized crimes. Goods and services provided by transnational organized crimes. Cybercrime and transnational organised crime, impact of TOC on the political and socioeconomic systems.

TOC in Africa and Nigeria (trafficking in persons, drugs, arms; fauna and flora crimes; maritime crimes; illicit financial flows; cybercrimes). Prevention and control of TOC. Local, regional and international conventions on TOC. Global indexes on organised crimes, especially Africa organised crime index.