This course is open to all students from the Finnish Master of Laws programmes, the Bachelors of Laws degree and those on the IBL programme.
The course is also open to students from the Faculty of Social Sciences.
Criminal law studies
Course "Oikeuskulttuurit ja oikeusvertailu" (code OTM-304)
General overview regarding the differences between criminal policy regimes and the social backgrounds explaining these differences. The skills to read and apply international data banks and sources regarding the actions of criminal policy regimes.
Significant evolutions regarding criminal policies during the last decades, the differences of these evolutions between different countries, and the theories explaining these differences.
Nordic trends and the backgrounds regarding these trends will be highlighted.
Will be confirmed later, below you can find a preliminary list of literature:
1) Nelken D. Comparative Criminal Justice. Sage 2010. 100p..;
2) Pakes F. Comparative Criminal Justice. Routledge 2014. 256 p.;
3) Lappi-Seppälä T. Penal Policy in Scandinavia. In Crime and Justice: A Review of Research, vol 36. Edited by Michael Tonry. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. 2007. 80 p.;
and below some more literature that will be separately confirmed (around 250 p.):
4) Ruggiero V & Ryan M (ed). Punishment in Europe. A Critical Anatomy of Penal Systems. Palgrave 2013, 2016;
5) Coyle A, Fair H, Jacobson J and Walmsley R (2016) Imprisonment Worldwide. The Current Situation and an Alternative Future. Policy Press. Bristol;
6) Tonry M & Lappi-Seppälä T. Crime and Justice in Scandinavia. Crime and Justice: A Review of Research, vol 40. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. 2011, sovituin kohdin;
7) Pratt J & Eriksson A. Contrasts in Punishment: an explanation of anglophone excess and Nordic exceptionalism. Routledge 2012;
8) Ugelvik T & Dullum J (ed). Penal Exceptionalism? Nordic Prison Policy and Practie. Routledge 2012;
9) Sharff Smith P. & Ugelvik T. Scandinavian penal History, Culture and Prison Practice. Embraced By the Welfare State? Palgrave 2017.
A maximum of 30 students will be accepted onto the course based on the order of registration.
If the student quota is filled, a maximum of 10 students from the Faculty of Social Sciences will be accepted onto the course based on the order of registration.
Lectures and final exam.