Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID100001684

Programme of Study: UPS School of Law (2015-today)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • German (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Learning/studying of the fundamental rules and principles (the best interests of the child, the principles of well-being, education, proportionality, subsidiarity, the principle of minimum intervention and the principle of social reintegration) of the Greek criminal substantial and procedural provisions of the law on juvenile justice, as well as, the relevant correctional law for minors, knowledge of the basic institutions of the juvenile justice system (juvenile courts, juvenile judges, juvenile prosecutors, juvenile police, juvenile probation service, juvenile protection service, Ombudsman), knowledge of the specificities of the criminal procedure for minors, the correctional law and the real circumstances in the education institutions and the special youth detention facilities. Knowledge of the methods of empirical approach/study of the social phenomenon of juvenile crime and delinquency (officially documented and self-reported) and knowledge of the extent, structure and development of the police reported as well as the judicially confirmed criminality and the sanction practice of the juvenile courts. Introduction to the fundamental terms of criminology; the theoretical interpretations of criminal behavior and the methods of empirical approach/study of the criminal phenomenon. Approaching the criminological issues that concern the modern society by through the contemporary Greek and foreign bibliography (also through criminal courts case law from time to time). Upon successful completion of the course students possess selected issues of the Greek prison law and policy; its basic principles in particular the objective of serving the sentence; the rights of the inmates and the measures of minimizing the detrimental effects of deprivation of liberty. Knowledge of the empirical research design, methodology and findings regarding the correctional systems for women and minors, as well as, of the problems in the correctional facilities in general and improvement suggestions.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The subject of the course on JUVENILE CRIMINAL LAW (JUGENDSTRAFRECHT) includes the study of the specific provisions of the Greek substantial and procedural criminal law as well as of the correctional law for juveniles. The aims of juvenile justice, the criminal responsibility and the legal consequences for the juvenile perpetrators are analyzed. The differentiations in the procedure and the reality in the detention facilities are underlined and critically approached. Furthermore, the extent, structure and development of the juvenile criminality in Greece are examined. Finally, based on international empirical criminological research findings, the formulation of reform proposals for the treatment of juvenile offenders and juvenile victims is a matter of extensive discussion. As far as the lectures in CRIMINOLOGY (KRIMINOLOGIE) are concerned, selected topics are analyzed. The theoretical interpretations on the criminal behavior of the distinctive criminological approaches, the methods of empirical study of the crime and the relevant criminal policy proposals are presented and studied, while the weak points of each theory are underlined. Criminological statistics, victimization studies and studies of self-reported criminality are presented. Furthermore, the characteristics of the criminality and the involvement in the criminal justice system of various population groups are introduced. Finally, as a contemporary issue the economic crime is also put into perspective. In PENOLOGY (STRAFVOLLZUG) a compendious overview of the Greek correctional legislation and policy is undertaken. The fundamental principles and mainly the purpose of serving a sentence, the rights and obligations of the prisoners, and the means of minimizing the negative effects of incarceration constitute the core-subject of the course. Additionally, comparative observations regarding every specific issue are made during the lectures. The conditions in the correctional institutions are critically examined, while the attitudes of the society towards the released from prison are also discussed. Die Vorlesung Jugendstrafrecht beinhaltet das griechische materielle Jugendstrafrecht (etwa Ziele des Jugendstrafrechts, persönlicher und sachlicher Anwendungsbereich, Verantwortlichkeit, Rechtsfolgen der Jugendstraftat), das Jugendstrafverfahrensrecht (insbesondere Besonderheiten des Jugendstrafverfahrens, Jugendgericht, Diversion) und das Jugendstrafvollzugsrecht. Es werden Umfang, Struktur und Entwicklung von Jugenddelinquenz untersucht und auf der Grundlage internationaler Befunde der empirischen kriminologischen Forschung Reformvorschläge für den Umgang mit jugendlichen Tätern und Opfern gemacht. Aus dem Fachbereich Kriminologie werden ausgewählte Themen behandelt, speziell die kriminologischen Schulen mit den ihnen zugrunde liegenden Kriminalitätstheorien und ihren kriminalpolitischen Vorstellungen, die Methoden der Kriminalitätsmessung (Kriminalstatistiken, Viktimisierungsstudien, Selbstberichtunter¬suchungen) und deren Problematik (wie Hell- und Dunkelfeld, Anzeigeverhalten), das Verbrechensopfer und die strafrechtliche Sozialkontrolle. Im Hinblick auf den Strafvollzug wird ein kurzer Überblick der griechischen strafvollzugsrechtlichen Gesetzgebung und Vollzugswirklichkeit gegeben. Insbesondere wird auf folgende Themen des Strafvollzugsrechts eingegangen: Ziele und Aufgaben des Strafvollzugs, Rechtsstellung der Gefangenen, Arbeit und Ausbildung in der Vollzugsanstalt, Kommunikation mit der Außenwelt. Ausführungen im vergleichenden Recht und in der vergleichenden Kriminologie werden die behandelten Themen begleiten. Da die Vorlesungen zur Lehrveranstaltung „Jugendstrafrecht - Kriminologie - Strafvollzug“ sowohl im Winter- als auch im Sommersemester gehalten werden, wird der Vorlesungsschwerpunkt im Wintersemester auf das Thema Jugendstrafrecht liegen („Jugendstrafrecht - Kriminologie - Strafvollzug I“). 2 Stunden pro Woche Vorlesung Literatur: Zusammenstellung von Materialien. Prüfung: schriftlich oder mündlich. Es besteht auch die Möglichkeit, im Rahmen eines Seminars ein Referat zu halten und/oder eine schriftliche Seminararbeit abzufassen.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
contact through e-mail
Course Organization
Reading Assigment150.6
Written assigments150.6
Student Assessment
Writeen and orfal exams.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
  • Report (Formative)
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