This introductory course on criminology explores crime as a social and political construct. What is crime and who decides? How does crime relate to social order? Are certain groups of people specifically targeted by criminal justice agencies? Why do the definitions of crime and deviance differ in time and places? The course will question the proposition that there are universally agreed conceptions of crime; how we measure "crime"; explore the history and rationale of reform and punishment of offenders; describe and analyse corporate and white collar crime; and examine political crimes of the state and the terrorist.