Organised and Financial Crime

Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
Jaar 2020/21
Vakcode RGMSR50806
Vaknaam Organised and Financial Crime
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I (Blok 1 en 2)

Uitgebreide vaknaam Organised and Financial Crime
Leerdoelen After having followed this course, students are able to:
- explain complex types of organised and financial crime and their development;
- discuss legal and policy problems in the global context of organised and financial crime, in particular relating to the interactions between the domestic and international legal frameworks;
- independently apply (inter)national legislation and case law related to organised and financial crime in cases of medium complexity;
- analyse and evaluate (inter)national law on organised and financial crime against the background of public international law and fundamental rights;
- describe career perspectives relating to (the fight against) organised and financial crime;
- explain the requirements that are needed, as a result of permanent and rapid development of positive law on organised and financial crime, for self-study and personal decision-making.
Omschrijving Keywords for the course:
Transnational crime, organised crimes, financial crimes

Brief course description:
This course explores different types of criminal activity, all involving an organised and/or financial aspect and often transcending domestic borders. The analyses of different crimes rely on the study of international and domestic legislation as well as on relevant case law. Far from remaining purely theoretical, the course identifies the challenges this type of crime raises for individual states, and for the international community as a whole, both in terms of prevention and of punishment, and assesses the viability and efficiency of the legal responses adopted so far. A number of guest lectures will be given by legal practitioners working in this field of law.
This course includes analyses of the following organised and financial crimes: terrorism, drug trafficking, human trafficking, corruption and money laundering.
Uren per week 2
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege
(14 2-hour lectures & in-class discussions)
Toetsvorm schriftelijk (essayvragen)
(Resit will be written or oral exam, depending on the number of participants.)
Vaksoort m5-niveau, juridisch
Coördinator mr. dr. W. Geelhoed
Docent(en) mr. dr. W. Geelhoed ,mr. E. Gritter ,prof. dr. A.L. Smeulers ,prof. mr. dr. H.D. Wolswijk
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
An Introduction to Transnational Criminal Law (2nd edition), Oxford University Press 2018 N. Boister 9780198796084 €  41,81
  • This course is only accessible for students that have been fully admitted to a master's degree programme within the Faculty of Law.
  • This course is not open to non-law exchange students.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Exchange programme 1 semester I optional
LLM Global Criminal Law 1 semester I compulsory
Open Colleges 1 semester I keuze