Transnational crime & terrorism addressed
Wednesday, 27 November 2002
The University of Adelaide is responding to the increase in global terrorism and transnational crime across the world by offering a three-week summer course entitled "Transnational Crime and Terrorism".
Designed for Australian and international law and non-award students, the course is from January 20 to February 7, 2003 and involves nine, four-hour sessions. The course will be taught by University of Adelaide's Dr Andreas Schloenhardt. His principle areas of research include international and domestic criminal law, criminology, human rights, and immigration and refugee law.
The course is concerned with the criminalisation of transnational criminal and terrorist activities, and national, regional and international efforts to investigate such crime and prosecute offenders. The course examines the opportunities and limitations of international conventions on the prevention of crime, Australia's experiences with terrorism and transnational crime and its efforts to fight these activities.
"Contemporary crime and criminal justice are increasingly characterised by the globalisation of criminal activities and international efforts to combat transnational crime and terrorism," says Dr Schloenhardt.
"The focus of this course is with the criminology of transnational crime and terrorism, increasing numbers of international conventions to combat transnational crime and terrorism, and domestic efforts in Australia to accede to and implement this body of law."
Some of the subjects include trafficking of illicit drugs, migrant smuggling, trafficking in firearms and ammunition and law enforcement cooperation.
"The method of teaching will be interactive and classes will be taught as seminars and not lectures. The seminars, exercises and working-group sessions during the course invite students to critically reflect on the nature and limitations of international criminal law and anti-terrorism conventions, and understand the rationale of international, regional and domestic policies in this area.
"The course will enhance students' abilities to research legal material, critically analyse legislation, case studies and scholarly writing, and elaborate practical recommendations for law reform and policy change," says Dr Schloenhardt.