030282 SE Seminar aus Strafrecht: Transnational Organised Crime

  • 2-std., 4,0 ECTS
  • Vorbesprechung: 24.04.2017, 16.00 Uhr, Besprechungsraum, Schenkenstraße 4, 2. Stock
  • max. 8 Teilnehmer
  • InteressentInnen werden gebeten, bis 21.04.2017 ihr Interesse per E-Mail an andreas.schloenhardt@univie.ac.at zu bekunden.

Das Seminar findet in der Zeit von 25.09.2017 bis 29.09.2017 in Brisbane (Australien) statt. Zur Unterstützung der Studierenden der Universität Wien werden voraussichtlich Teilstipendien angeboten, die einen Teil der Reise- und Unterbringungskosten abdecken.


Course Outline

This course introduces students to contemporary and significant issues relating to criminal justice, politics, and public discourse, focusing specifically on transnational organised crime, trafficking in persons, and smuggling of migrants.  Students in this course undertake directed research on selected issues relating to the criminology, policies, laws, criminal procedure, law enforcement and judicial practice in this field.  The course involves comparative analysis between continental European and common law jurisdictions and their criminal justice systems (focusing specifically on Australia and Austria). This course also provides students from The University of Queensland School of Law and the University of Vienna Faculty of Law with an opportunity to engage in research-led learning, exchange ideas and discuss contemporary criminal justice matters in an academic setting, conduct supervised research work, engage with experts, relevant organisations and other stakeholders in the field, and gain in an international environment. 

Dieses Seminar wird in Englischer Sprache gemeinsam mit der University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australien angeboten. Die Teilnehmerzahl ist begrenzt auf 8 Studierende der jeweiligen Universität. Zur Unterstützung der Studierenden der Universität Wien werden voraussichtlich Teilstipendien angeboten, die einen Teil der Reise- und Unterbringungskosten abdecken.


Presentation 40% of final grade
All students must work on a designated research topic and present their research findings in class. Students can choose their research topic from a set list that will be available prior to the planning meeting and introduction to the course.

Additional information about the projects and modes of presentation (PowerPoint, handouts) will be supplied prior to the beginning of the course. Students will be presenting their projects in a 20-minute presentation, followed by 20 minutes of discussion with feedback.

Research paper 60% of final grade
Each student must submit an individual, written summary of his/her research topic (fully footnoted and referenced according to the Law School Citation). The research paper accounts for 60% of the final grade (and is not redeemable). All papers must have an introduction, conclusion and a bibliography. The word limit for the papers is 7000 words [or 50,000 characters].

Course Material

There is no mandatory reading material for this course. The sources used for the various research projects will vary between topics. Assistance in identifying and location relevant sources may be sought from the course coordinators. Students should also liaise with each other and, in particular, their discussants to exchange material and assist one-another in locating relevant laws, legislative material, cases, official reports, books, journal articles, and other relevant sources.