Economic Criminal Law
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Economic Criminal Law
Study: Civil Law - 9. semester
Commercial Law - 9. semester
Constitutional-Administrative - 9. semester
Criminal Law - 9. semester
International Law - 9. semester
The European Union Law - 9. semester
Code: 96816
ECTS: 4.0
Course coordinators: izv. prof. dr. sc. Sunčana Roksandić
izv. prof. dr. sc. Aleksandar Maršavelski
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Economic Criminal Law Civil Law - 9. semester
Commercial Law - 9. semester
Constitutional-Administrative - 9. semester
Criminal Law - 9. semester
International Law - 9. semester
The European Union Law - 9. semester
4.0 96816
Lecturer in charge Consultations Location
izv. prof. dr. sc. Sunčana Roksandić

Thursday at 9 a.m. Due to extraordinary cirumstances, available online:

Ćirilometodska 4, room Ćirilometodska 4, soba 54
izv. prof. dr. sc. Aleksandar Maršavelski

Monday at 18:30h at Gundulićeva 10, Room no. 12 (1st floor). Please send a prior notification by e-mail.

Gundulićeva 10, room 12
Judith van Erp, Wim Huisman, Gudrun Vande Walle (eds); The Routledge Handbook of White-Collar and Corporate Crime in Europe; Routledge (2017), str. selection
Roksandić Vidlička, Sunčna; Prosecuting Serious Economic Crimes as Internatiopnal Crimes; DunckerHumblot (2018), str. selection
Nicholas Lord, Eva Inzelt, Wim Huisman and Rita Faria (eds); What is 'European' about white-collar and corporate crimes in Europe? A collection of essays; Bristol University Press (in print) (2020), str. selection
This course is designed for students interested in studying the criminal law's application to what is sometimes called "white collar crime." The offenses often involve conduct by organizations and individuals in which the primary goal is to gain pecunariary gain, in general without violence. Also, we will adress political- white collar and elite-power crimes. Much of the conduct involves seemingly ordinary business transactions, and is engaged in by those with substantial economic resources and advantages (i.e. the rich getting richer).

We will take a comparative approach to the topics to be studied, looking at these types of crimes from the perspectives of the law of the United States, European Union, Croatia, Russia, Wester Balkan etc. However, the phasis will be on the European reasearch of white-collar crime. The focus will be on how these types of crimes occur, and how difficult it can be to determine the limits of the offense. Unlike the types of crimes studied in the basic criminal law class, which are often immediately apparent as an offense (e.g. murder), economic crimes are hardly distinguishable from legal transactions. For example, a person running out of a bank with a gun and a bag of cash is probably a thief, while someone in a suit carrying a bank check might have done something wrong, but no one will be shouting for the police to stop the criminal because any violation of the law (such as bank fraud) will not become known until weeks, months, or years later - if ever.

In additon, international economic crimes will be addressed.

There will be two (2) hours of lectures per week (or online), although we may need to reschedule one or more classes due to scheduling conflicts. We ask that the students read and prepare the materials in advance of class. We will also provide one or more problems for each session that can be the focus of the discussion. Simply reading the statutes and rules does not bring to life what is actually going on in the real world, where you will be practicing law one day, so the problems allow the class to probe where the law is unclear, and to look at it from the different legal perspectives.
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roatia’s Economy through a Strong Judicial System: Perspectives from U.S. Ambassador W. Robert Kohorst A well-functioning, efficient judicial system is essential to Croatia’s efforts to build the economy.   U.S. Ambassador W. Robert Kohorst  share his views on the importance of Croatia’s legal and judicial sectors to attracting new U.S. businesses and investors to Croatia. Venue:  Faculty of Law, Trg Republike Hrvatske 14 (Great hall, 2nd floor) Date and time:  Wednesday, 11 December 2019 at 11.15 AM
Please consider a topic of your presentatation until the next class. 
Please do read the material and the Public Corruption Problem in order to be ready for discussion on November 7 and 8, 2019
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