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030165 SE Transnational Organised Crime: Organised Crime, Gambling, and Criminal Law, Part 1 of 2 (2020S)

Seminar for diploma and doctoral students

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


max. 18 participants
Language: German, English



Course introduction: 10 October 2019, 2-5pm
24 October 2019, 2-5pm: research training
26 November 2019, 2-5pm: research outline
21 January 2019 [t.b.c.], 2-5pm: academic presentations training
main course days:
17-21 February 2020 10am-3:30pm each day
The main teaching dates will be held at The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Students from the University of Vienna will receive partial scholarships to cover some of the costs associated with travel and accommodation.
Students participating in the wintersemester 2019 are required to participated in part 2 in the summer semester 2020.


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course, which is offered in conjunction with the universities of Zurich and Queensland and extends over two semesters, explores selected topics relating to transnational crime. In 2019-20, the focus is on the criminology and criminal law relating to legal and illegal gambling. Gambling addiction, regulatory frameworks, and money laundering will also be discussed. Students undertake directed research on a designated topic and obtain additional training in academic research, presentation, and writing. Part 1 (WS 2019) involves the research period and the oral presentation; part 2 (SS 2020) involves the writing period.

Assessment and permitted materials

Assessment in this course includes the presentation of research findings (WS2019), submission of a research paper (SS2020), as well as participation and contribution during the main teaching days.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Students participating in this course can choose their research topic from a list of topics set out in the full syllabus. This list includes a range topics that examine the criminological, psychological, international and domestic law aspects. Students are required to present their research findings in class during the course days in February 2020 and submit a written, fully referenced research paper by 3 May 2020.
In 2019–20 the research topics focus on (1) offences, (2) offending, (3) offenders, (4) regulation and enforcement, and (5) money laundering in relation to organised crime and gambling.

Reading list

Selected literature along with other learning and research tools will be made available on the moodle learning platform.

Association in the course directory

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