The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime has co-created and jointly developed a series of peer-reviewed teaching modules and other tools with academics to assist them in teaching on some of today's most crucial threats. Specifically, the series of teaching modules aims to support tertiary level educators and academics in their efforts to transmit knowledge and create a deeper understanding of rule of law related issues, with a focus on the subject areas of organized crime, trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants, firearms, cybercrime, wildlife crime as well as counter-terrorism. More than 600 academics and national experts from more than 550 universities and 114 countries contributed to the development of the module series and participated in related activities.
The teaching modules are designed for use as either stand-alone teaching resources, or as a means of enhancing existing courses in criminology, law, political science, international relations, sociology, and many other disciplines. A “pick and choose” approach allows for lecturers to seamlessly fit them into current syllabi. Alternatively, lectures can use the “create your own course” feature and combine modules form different thematic areas to suit their needs.
Open source and available for free, we invite academics to use the materials, provide us with feedback. Let's join forces in shaping tomorrow's leaders and empowering the next generation to tackle the most pressing global challenges posed by crime and help to achieve SDG 16, more just, peaceful and inclusive societies.