International cooperation in matters of criminal law has risen dramatically in recent years, both as a response to the rise of cross-border crime and terrorism and through the development of supranational institutions (particularly the European Union).
The LLM in International Criminal Justice details and examines the impact of these developments, asking whether international cooperation leads to an effective and even application of justice and a coherent body of law. Students study the theory of criminal justice systems, the development of international criminal law, procedures and institutions, the impact of human rights law as well as methods of law enforcement, punishment and the more traditional sociological and psychological theories of criminal behaviour.
The programme aims to encourage students to develop a critical awareness of the operation of international criminal justice, particularly in contexts which are perceived to be controversial or in a state of evolution. The programme is delivered in co-operation the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research which provides modules on terrorism and on European criminal justice systems.
The LLM in International Criminal Justice is designed for people who already work, or intended to work in a leading field of international criminal justice and the justice system.