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  • 1. What is globalisation? • the increasing interconnectedness and interdependence of societies • this means that what happens in one locality is shaped by distant events and vice versa.
  • 2. David Held et al argue that there has been a globalisation of crime – an increasing interconnectedness of crime across national borders.
  • 3. TASK: see if you plot, using arrows and labels, the globalised nature of the study you are considering. Questions to consider: Where do the crimes take place? Where do the criminals come from? How are the global links maintained? Are the criminals aided by the new global communications technology? Who or what is moving from place to place? How much do the criminals rely on local contacts?
  • 4. Group 1 GLENNY McMafia
  • 5. Group 2 HOBBS & DUNNINGHAM
  • 6. Group 3 Ian Taylor Marxist Analysis
  • 7. Ian Taylor (1997): The Political Economy of Crime Taylor argues that global developments create crime at both ends of the social spectrum: TASK: on the line below (represents the social spectrum) chart some of the crimes globalisation generates : Poor/Lower class Businesses/Elite groups
  • 8. 2004 Morecambe Bay cockling disaster The Morecambe Bay cockling disaster occurred on the evening of 5 February 2004 at Morecambe Bay in North West England, when at least 21 cocklepickers were drowned by an incoming tide off the Lancashire/ Cumbrian coast. A group of Chinese workers, who were collecting cockles at low tide on sand flats at Warton Sands, near Hest Bank, and who were to have been paid £5 per 25 kg of cockles, were cut off by the incoming tide in the bay. The workers were all illegal immigrants, mainly from the Fujian province of China, and have been described as being untrained and inexperienced
  • 9. Group 4 International Drugs Trade
  • 10. Group 5 Global Risk Consciousness – Hate crimes
  • 11. Group 6 SIMON WINLOW’S STUDY BADFELLAS (BOUNCERS)