Kent Law School

Critical perspectives research led teaching

Criminal Justice

This specialisation is designed for people who already work, or intend to work, within the criminal justice system, whether for the police, probation service, prison service or other organisations, or those with an interest in such matters.

This specialisation covers criminal law and procedure in the UK, internationally and comparatively. It examines criminal justice systems from a range of other perspectives, including the management of organisations, human rights, the psychological and sociological causes of criminal behaviour and social and economic perspectives. There is close co-operation with the MA in Criminology run by the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research. Students on the LLM and MA are able to take modules from both programmes. Criminology has specialists in many areas including criminological theory, research methods, youth crime, gender, cultural criminology and terrorism.


Modules associated with this specialisation include:

  • Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
  • Crime, Disorder and Community
  • European Human Rights Law
  • Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Protection of Human Rights
  • Law and Society
  • Penology
  • Policing
  • Reading Murder Cases 1860-1960
  • Research Methods in Criminology
  • Theories of Crime and Deviance
  • Transnational Criminal Law
  • Transnational Justice and Rule of Law Programming; Young People, Crime and Place
  • Students are also able to choose from modules offered on the MA in Criminology

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