Essay Questions

Prepare for exams and future essays with the questions below that align with key concepts discussed in the chapter. Try timing yourself as you write to practise in a mock exam environment. Create mindmaps of key themes, quotes and arguments you could include in an answer to use as a revision tool.

  1. Is the concept of globalisation truly useful in taking forward our understanding of crime and criminal justice at the national and international level, or is it a hopelessly wide ‘catch-all’ that does little to promote deeper understanding of the relevant issues?
  2. To what extent are we witnessing the further spread of a ‘culture of control’ internationally in the 21st century?
  3. To what extent have criminal justice systems around the world been impacted by the globalisation of ‘human rights’ discourse?
  4. In terms of crime and criminal justice, who are the ‘winners’ and who are the ‘losers’ of globalisation?
  5. Critically discuss the international response to terrorism as a product of globalisation