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Sept. 8, 2008

Warwick Law School launches new LLM in International and Comparative Criminal Justice for Fall 2008

Around the globe, reform within criminal justice has seen an increased international and comparative focus, with a number of legal systems pursuing reform not only of individual criminal justice practices, but of whole systems in light of increased comparative analysis. This programme will engage a comparative perspective in examining a broad range of criminal law and process issues. Scholarship will also focus on the broader internationalisation of criminal justice that is developing in response to widening scope of international human rights norms regarding criminal procedure and increasing international cooperation in crime and security policies.

The programme will engage students in critical analysis of the criminal trial and pre-trial procedure as well as substantive criminal law. Students will research international criminal law and international agreements and policies on crime and security in key offence areas, including, for example, terrorism, drugs and people trafficking. Postgraduate students will enjoy both small and large group teaching while being exposed to a variety of approaches to legal analysis, drawing on theoretical and empirical studies, policy documents and social science research, as well as primary legal sources. In the course of the programme, students will also be encouraged to participate in the vibrant criminal justice research environment at Warwick which includes visiting professors from outside the UK who will be invited to teach on the programme.

For application forms and further details about this course and others offered within the School of Law please contact:

Postgraduate Admissions Secretary
School of Law
University of Warwick
United Kingdom
Phone:+44 (0) 24 7652 4935?
Fax:+44 (0)24 7652 4105

Should you have other questions about the programme please feel free to contact the Director of the International and Comparative Criminal Justice Programme, Professor Jacqueline Hodgson, at

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