Universität Wien FIND

030503 SE Transnational Organised Crime: Legalisation and decriminalisation of narcotic drugs (2021W)

seminar for diploma and doctoral students

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

Teilnahme am nachfolgenden Seminar im SoSe 2022 ist Voraussetzung für die Teilnahme im WiSe 2021. Interessent*innen werden gebeten sich online bis 06.10.2021 anzumelden. Weitere Informationen zum Seminar, einschließlich Benotungsmethode und Themenvorschläge werden dann per E-Mail an die Interessent*innen versendet. Die verbindliche Anmeldung und Auswahl der Teilnehmer*innen erfolgt ausschließlich in der Vorbesprechung am 11.10.2021. Dazu ist die Anwesenheit bei der Vorbesprechung erforderlich. Die Anwesenheitspflicht ist gemäß §10(2) der Satzung als Mindestanforderung festgelegt. Studierende müssen an allen Präsenztagen anwesend sein. Abmeldungen vom Seminar sind nur bis einschließlich 18.10.2021 möglich


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 18 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 11.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Wednesday 27.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal U16 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Monday 22.11. 09:00 - 12:00 Digital
Monday 10.01. 09:00 - 12:00 Digital
Monday 31.01. 10:00 - 15:30 Hörsaal U12 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Tuesday 01.02. 10:00 - 15:30 Hörsaal U12 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Wednesday 02.02. 10:00 - 15:30 Hörsaal U12 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Thursday 03.02. 10:00 - 15:30 Hörsaal U12 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Friday 04.02. 10:00 - 15:30 Hörsaal U12 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1


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 organised crime.In 2021–22 the focus is on efforts to decriminalise and legalise narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances. The course is designed for students to conduct independent, guided research in an international context and to equip students with advanced research, communication, presentation, writing and team-work skills, specifically in this field of study.
The seminar comprises 8 ECTS: Part I (WS 2021, 4 ECTS) involves the research and project presentation; part 2 (SS 2022, ECTS) involves the written research paper.

Assessment and permitted materials

Assessment in this course includes the presentation of research findings (WS 2021), submission of a research paper (SS 2022), as well as participation and contribution during the main teaching days.
Attendance of all sessions (online and in person) is mandatory. Students may only withdraw from the course until 18 October 2021.

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 criminological, international and domestic law, and law enforcement aspects. Students are required to present their research findings in class during the course days in February 2022 and submit a written, fully referenced research paper in early May 2022.
In 2021–21 the research topics focus on (1) international frameworks, (2) background and scientific information, (3) historical perspectives, (4) contemporary perspectives, and (5) future perspectives in relation to decriminalising and legalising narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.

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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