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International Criminal Justice: Criminological and Psychological Perspectives

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Paul Bridgen
Academic year

Module overview

This core interdisciplinary module sets the foundations for postgraduate study on international criminal justice by providing two key elements. Firstly, it provides a comprehensive overview of criminal justice principles and processes. Secondly, it introduces key criminological and psychological perspectives that underpin and permeate criminal justice institutions. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, students will engage with key theoretical and practical issues from both criminological and psychological viewpoints. The module examines national and international criminal justice agencies and institutions, and looks at the roles and responsibilities of personnel as well as issues of accountability in relation to current international developments. Legal cases from the UK, the US, Australia, and Canada, as well as cases from the European Court of Human Rights, International Criminal Court and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights will provide contemporary case studies of cutting-edge criminal justice dilemmas.