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University of Hertfordshire: Criminal Justice

Institution University of Hertfordshire
Department Law
Web http://www.herts.ac.uk
Email ask@herts.ac.uk
Telephone 01707 284800
Study type Taught

Summary

LLM in Criminal Justice provides knowledge, understanding and critical thinking in the areas of Criminal Justice. It is an ideal course for those who wish to specialise in the areas of Criminal Justice, Criminal Law, and Global Policing.

Our LLM Criminal Justice offers one compulsory module, Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice and Criminal Law, which is your Pathway Specific Module (only available to LLM in Criminal Justice students within the Programme) plus a compulsory elective where you may choose between Global Policing and Law Enforcement or Crimes of the Powerful.

Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice and Criminal Law will cover contemporary topics such as miscarriage of justice, presumption of innocence, case study analysis for Nulla Poena Sine Lege, cultural defence in criminal law, consent in sexual offences, process of criminalising new offences and decriminalising the existing offences. You will also have a wide range of other modules from the LLM programme to choose between for your optional modules, such as International Humanitarian Law, Medical Law and Ethics, and Family Law, which will help you to expand your areas of interest.

Students with interest in mooting and advocacy gain ‘real life’ experience of litigation in action in our replica Crown Court.

You have one compulsory module: Contemporary Issues in Criminal justice and Criminal Law as your Pathway Specific Module. By studying this module, you’ll explore and challenge how society, states, case law, policymakers and global trends affect regulating the law and the criminal justice system. The module’s authentic assessments (no exam) will support you to improve your transferable skills. You will also study a compulsory elective where you may choose between Global Policing and Law Enforcement or Crimes of the Powerful. In addition, you will also have a wide range of other modules from the LLM Programme to choose between for your optional modules, such as International Humanitarian Law and Medical Law and Ethics which will help you to expand your areas of interest.

You will study two modules during Semester A and two modules in Semester B. Each module will be taught through a two-hour Seminar each week together with a rich blend of online activities. You will also join a Research Methods and Skills seminar every fortnight in your first semester of study to help you develop the academic writing and research skills that you will need for your module courseworks and Dissertation. In Semester B and C you will study for your Dissertation with the help of an expert supervisor

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