Criminal Law is the instrument of defence of the main social values against criminal action. State sovereignty, independence, unity, personal rights, freedom and property are all protected by law and fall under the incidence of criminal law in case of breach. Criminal law is the summation of all judicial norms, passed by the legislative body of power, which defines acts regarded as crimes, the conditions of indictment and the sanctions and measures that are to be enforced by the criminal courts as consequence of the criminal act. In criminal law it is the state that has the right and obligation to pursue an alleged crime and to determine the guilt of the indicted person, as well as the punishment in the case of proved guilt.
Criminology is the interdisciplinary science that studies criminal behaviour in terms of background, causes, manifestation and society reaction. One of the aims of criminology is crime prevention and control. Forensic science is one of the sub-disciplines of criminology that is concerned with the collection and analysis of physical evidence relevant in a criminal trial. Forensic science requires expert knowledge and skills in many other fields such as medicine, biology, physics, chemistry, behaviour science, psychology, and many others. The field of private investigation is another possibility that criminology offers and it deals with conducting an investigation through fact collection, interviews, surveillance, etc.
The Oxford 1+1 MBA is a unique, two-year postgraduate experience that combines the depth of a specialised, one-year Master’s degree with the breadth of a top-ranking, one-year MBA.
Walden University’s Master in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management offers law enforcement or criminal justice professionals the opportunity to prepare for executive management roles or careers in education and consulting. The Global Leadership specialization provides international leadership strategies especially effective in developing countries, on a global scale.
INTO George Mason University’s Graduate Pathway program in Forensic Science will prepare you to enter the second year of a Master of Science in Forensic Science at George Mason University.
This postgraduate programme provides you with the opportunity to study historical, comparative and contemporary criminological theory, the application of research methods, policy and practice developments in crime, and criminal/social justice. You will be encouraged to develop a critical understanding of the key themes, issues and political debates concerning crime, crime control and criminal and social justice in the UK, and globally.
MA Criminal Justice and Criminology offers you the opportunity to develop advanced knowledge and skills in relation to the regulation of crime in the UK, Europe, and at global level.
The Master of Arts in Legal Studies degree program seeks to expand students’ academic and professional development by providing a solid foundation in legal doctrine and concepts, while expounding on students’ ability to identify and analyze legal issues within the workplace environment.
The Master of Security Management degree offers the security management professional the opportunity to study various aspects of security, from international to informational. Students examine and analyze the principles, theories, and application of security at the graduate level.
The Forensic DNA & Serology concentration is provided by the College of Pharmacy. It is structured to provide the student with a strong foundation in serology, blood spatter interpretation, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics and the theory of DNA analysis.
The Master’s Foundation Programme is available as a one, two or three-term programme, with guaranteed progression to a wide range of Law, Humanities and Social Sciences Master’s degrees at the University of Sunderland. You will live and study your Foundation programme at our state-of-the-art Centre located at the heart of the University of Sunderland City campus.
The Master of Arts in National Security Studies prepares students for mid and senior level positions in national and international security policy, security and intelligence analysis, and related fields. Graduates of the program can be found across the national and international security community as civilian and military policy-makers, action-officers, analysts, instructors, and consultants.
The graduate program in Criminology is for students seeking the Ph.D. degree. Students may either enter the program with an M.A. degree or earn that degree en route to the PhD program. The program offers an advanced education on various aspects of criminology to persons interested in research careers in academia and public service. The graduate program emphasizes theory and research on crime and justice, research and statistical methodology, and substantive knowledge about crime and its control.
Courses are drawn from a variety of topics such as Conflict in the Middle East, Climate Change, Foreign Policy of Russia, American Foreign Policy, American National Security, International Security, Global Political Economy, European Security, and Terrorism and Terrorist Networks, Research Design, and Japanese and Chinese Nationalism.