The field of criminal justice has expanded dramatically over the past decade, not only with regard to the police and the prison system, but also in the areas of community sentencing and youth justice.
This LLM brings an interdisciplinary approach to the study of crime and disorder. It embraces criminal law and procedure and the traditional theoretical concerns of criminology. It also examined the criminal justice system from a range of other perspectives, including the management of organisations, the psychological and sociological causes of criminal behaviour and social and economic perspectives. There is also a module on research methods, focusing on the specific requirements of criminal justice.
The Law School is involved in the Kent Criminal Justice Centre (KCJC), which works closely with local criminal justice agencies such as the police and the Crown Prosecution Service. The KCJC undertakes government research projects, including in recent years projects on restorative justice, youth justice and targeted policing.
The LLM in Criminal Justice is designed for those who already work, or intend to work, within the criminal justice system, whether for the police, probation service, prisons service or other organisations. It also provides detailed preparation for research students in the criminal justice field.
The programme is taught in parallel with the M