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What constitutes a crime?
with Dr John Kerr from University of Law

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Join Dr John Kerr as he considers what constitutes a crime, with a particular focus on what criminology actually is, the difference between white collar and corporate crimes (with some recent examples from history), and a deep-dive into transnational criminology, thinking about global crime control efforts and the typical ways in which criminals make money. John also poses some topical questions that get you to think about the ongoing global 'war on drugs'.

Dr John KerrThe University of LawCriminology

All episodes
1. Introduction to Criminology
2. White collar and corporate crime / organisational crime
3. Transnational criminology
4. Activity
Bonus: Bridging the gap

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The University of Law
The University of Law
The University of Law

The University of Law is a specialist education institution offering law related qualifications and professional training. The university is the largest law school in the UK and was founded in 1876. The University of Law has nine campuses across the UK in Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Guildford, Leeds, London, Manchester, Nottingham and Sheffield. It also has an international campus in Hong Kong. Uniquely, the University of Law also delivers law programmes at a number of partnered universities across the country, including the University of Exeter and the University of Liverpool.

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Dr John Kerr

Dr John Kerr is the Head of Policing and Criminology at The University of Law. Prior to joining ULaw, he was Deputy Head of Social Sciences at the University of Roehampton. He has also worked at City, University of London and London South Bank University. Prior to becoming an academic, John lived in Latin America and Spain. He also worked as an art installer in London and it was this job that fuelled his fascination in art crimes. John’s research interests are in Policing and Criminology. His book on the Securitisation and Policing of Art Theft in London was published in 2015. He has also published articles and chapters in leading Policing and Criminology journals and books, spoken at national and international conferences, and appeared in print and television media.

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