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Predictive Policing

Course Level

intermediate - advanced / 3rd - 4th year

Course Language


Course Classification

This is not a Themis course. However, it can still be taken by Themis students under the general course-selection rule that one of the courses can be chosen from the general course offer outside the Themis course program.

Course Organization
We hope for face-to-face teaching of this course in the winter term 2021/22.

Contact Hours

probably between 6 and 8 hours on 3 consecutive days (tbc)


5 (if course has been attended regularly and exam has been passed)


This course will be taught for the first time in the winter term 2021/22.

Time Schedule and Course Venue

An up-to-date electronic course catalogue will be available for the winter semester from late August to late February and for the summer semester from late February to mid August on the website http://www.fu-berlin.de/vv. Please select "Fachbereiche" - "Rechtswissenschaft" - "Staatsexamensstudiengang" and "Fremdsprachiges rechtswissenschaftliches Lehrangebot" in order to find out course hours and rooms.

Course Description

will be published once available

Restricted Enrollment

yes (that means that the number of participants is limited and that you might not get a place in this course)

Course Registration

via e-mail (more information will be made available asap)
It is not possible to sign up for this course via Campus Management. Once admitted, the course instructor is going to enroll you in Campus Management for this course.

De-Registration from this Course

Please contact the course instructors and the International Office at the Law Department if you wish to drop this course.

Type of Exam

Each student will be required to write a comprehensive research paper (around 20 - 30 pages, details will be announced by the course instructors). If you haven't done that before, please ask the course instructors for methodological literature.

You will be asked to present your research to the whole group in one of the class meetings.

Exam Period

throughout the whole course

Registration for the Exam

International exchange students will automatically be registered for the exam when they sign up for this course.

De-Registration from the Exam

Students who drop this course via Campus Management are automatically de-registered from the exam. Students who do not drop this course via Campus Management and do not take part any longer, are going to finish this course with a non-passing grade (0 points).

Grade Release

via Campus Management