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MA International Criminal Justice

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  • Objectives
    The aim of the programme is to equip students with a well developed understanding of international criminal justice and will appeal to those working or seeking employment with law enforcement organisations and those involved in the delivery of community based corrections and treatment agencies.
  • Entry requirements
    Candidates are normally expected to have, at minimum, a Lower Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Students with relevant professional experience or training in the criminal justice field will also be considered.
  • Academic Title
    MA International Criminal Justice
  • Course description
    The MA International Criminal Justice is a new and innovative programme delivered by staff within the Law School at Liverpool John Moores University. It recognises the increasingly global nature of crime and crime control and developments in comparative criminal justice. It will appeal to those with a particular interest in areas such as organised crime and transnational law enforcement; cyber crime and the Internet; people trafficking and the drugs trade; the ‘war on terrorism’; human rights and crimes of the state.

    Students are required to undertake the following core modules

    -Researching international criminal justice (30 credits)
    -Contemporary issues in International Criminal Justice (30 credits)
    -Responding to international crime (30 credits)
    -Dissertation (60 credits)
    -In addition to one optional 30 credit module offered within the programme.

    Students will be provided with supported learning materials and on-going tasks in order to undertake preliminary reading/research in preparation for active participation in group discussions. Each module requires attendance at the University in blocks of 3 days which enables the participants to integrate theory and practice issues on an on-going basis and minimises disruption to their professional lives. The mode of delivery involves group exercises/discussions which are facilitated by skilled tutors and enable knowledge transfer through comparisons of different criminal justice jurisdictions. Additional Inputs will provided by guest speakers and there will be an opportunity for individual tuition time with personal tutors

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