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University Module Series

  Organized Crime

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Module 7

Models of Organized Criminal Groups

 

This Module has been developed by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as an open educational resource (OER)* to assist university lecturers in the preparation and delivery of classes on topics related to UNODC mandated areas of crime prevention and criminal justice.

Developed under UNODC's Education for Justice (E4J) initiative, a component of the Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration, this Module forms part of the E4J University Module Series on Organized Crime and is accompanied by a Teaching Guide. The full range of E4J materials includes university modules on Anti-Corruption, Counter-Terrorism, Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, Cybercrime, Firearms, Trafficking in Persons/Smuggling of Migrants, and Integrity and Ethics, as well as Organized Crime.

All E4J university modules provide suggestions for in-class exercises, student assessments, slides, and other teaching tools that lecturers can adapt to their contexts, and integrate into existing university courses and programmes. The Module provides an outline for a three-hour class, but can be used for shorter or longer sessions.

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