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030155 SE Transnational Organised Crime: Trafficking in Fauna and Flora, Part 2 of 2 (2019S)

Seminar for diploma and doctoral students

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Anmeldung für die Veranstaltung im Wintersemester erforderlich (Teil I).


max. 18 participants
Language: German



Ort: Besprechungsraum 2. Stock, Schenkenstraße 4, 1010 Wien
21.02.2019, 15:00 - 18:00 Uhr: Weiterentwicklung des Forschungsprojekts
09.04.2019, 15:00 - 18:00 Uhr: wissenschaftliches Schreiben
25.04.2019, 13:00 - 16:00 Uhr: von der Seminararbeit zur Veröffentlichung

Teilnahme am vorausgehenden Seminar im Wintersemester 2018/19 ist Voraussetzung für die Teilnahme im Sommersemester 2019.


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course, offered in conjunction with the universities of Zurich and Queensland explores selected topics relating to transnational crime. In 2018–19, the focus is on trafficking in fauna and flora: the illegal trade in wildlife, animal parts, and plants. Students undertake directed research on a designated topic and obtain additional training in academic research, presentation, text analysis, and writing. Part 1 (WS 2018) involves the research period and the oral presentation; part 2 (SS 2019) involves the writing period.

Assessment and permitted materials

Each student must submit an individual, written report of his/her research topic (fully footnoted and referenced according to the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (University of Melbourne, 4th edition). All papers must have an introduction, conclusion and a bibliography. 50,000 characters (minimum requirement for U:Vie Diploma students)]. The assessment is, however, based on quality, not quantity.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Grading criteria:
• Identify, scope, introduce, and state the significance of the research project;
• Critically analyse and explore relevant issues;
• Structure and weight relevant issues;
• Develop alternative strategies and recommendation for reform;
• Communicate clearly and efficiently in a written paper; and
• Conduct in-depth research using information and literature of highest quality.

Examination topics

continuation of research projects from previous semester

Reading list

All relevant resources are available on the Moodle learning platform.

Association in the course directory

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