Masters Programs in Criminal Justice

Compare 24 Masters Programs in Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

Criminal justice is an encompassing term that refers to both the set of laws defining and prosecuting crimes and the legal institutions which are concerned with maintaining social order, crime prevention, prosecution and the delivery of justice. Students studying a Master in Criminal Justice will not only have to familiarize themselves with criminal law but also the inner workings of the entire justice system.

Criminal justice has long played a critical part in how societies function. History shows us that community actions against crime and mutual protection has been present in the earliest of civilizations. The Code of Hammurabi, written on slabs of rock in around 1772 BCE, is perhaps the most notable and most preserved historical specimen. It was remarkable for the extent of issues it covered, including household relationships, contracts and civil dispute; it was known for its central tenet of remuneration, "An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth."

Needless to say, legal systems of the world have become increasingly more complex and so are methods of dispensing justice. As graduates of a Master in Criminal Justice program, these lawyers are not only able to provide sound legal counsel to plaintiffs and appellants alike; they are also capable consultants to lawmakers and law enforcement organizations. Graduates with a Master in Criminal Justice can also be involved in policy research or administration of correctional and rehabilitative facilities. Masters in Criminal Justice are presented with a lot of employment opportunities in the public and private sectors alike.

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MLaw (Integrated Master’s in Law)

University of Westminster - Westminster Law School
Campus Full time 4 years January 2018 United Kingdom London

This course is one of only six in the country, and the only one in London and the South East. It gives you both a Qualifying Law Degree and exemption from the requirement to undertake the Legal Practice Course (LPC). The course is geared to professional practice, and you can start your training to become a solicitor as soon as you graduate. [+]

Masters in Criminal Justice. This course is one of only six in the country, and the only one in London and the South East. It gives you both a Qualifying Law Degree and exemption from the requirement to undertake the Legal Practice Course (LPC). The course is geared to professional practice, and you can start your training to become a solicitor as soon as you graduate. From the start of the course you will be given an introduction to the skills required by lawyers. This prepares you for the clinical experience in Years 3 and 4, where you will work with real clients on real cases, offering you invaluable experience which will make you more attractive to future employers. Fees are consistent throughout rather than increasing at the LPC stage, so the course offers a more accessible route to becoming a solicitor. On completion you will carry out a period of work-based learning (currently called a training contract) under the supervision of a solicitor. Students completing the course, or those choosing to leave with a Qualifying Law Degree after three years, can also begin to train as a barrister. Course content The general ethos of the course is one of integration of the academic and practical. In Years 1 and 2 you will cover the same core subjects as you would on a Qualifying Law Degree. Alongside these subjects you will study two modules in Legal Ethics, Method and Skills (LEMS) which have been specifically designed for this course. In... [-]

Master of Criminal Justice

Washburn University
Online Full time Part time 2 years January 2018 USA Topeka + 1 more

The Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) Degree is designed to meet the needs of criminal justice professionals and pre-professionals who desire to enhance their knowledge, skills, and talents in the field of criminal justice administration. [+]

In September 2007, Washburn University's MCJ Program became the first graduate program in the country to be certified under the new Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) National Certification Standards. Mission Statement The Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) Degree is designed to meet the needs of criminal justice professionals and pre-professionals who desire to enhance their knowledge, skills, and talents in the field of criminal justice administration. The degree program is dedicated to informing professional best practices, advancing scholarship, and promoting responsible leadership through a variety of law enforcement, corrections, and security administration courses. As such, the program provides students with the academic and administrative skills needed for designing policies, managing programs, directing scholarly research, preparing for teaching, and leading with integrity. We foster an inclusive, collaborative community of students and faculty who share diverse practical experience and academic knowledge to advocate for justice and equality in local and global communities. Program Goals To prepare students to make continuing contributions to the interdisciplinary fields in criminal justice To prepare students to provide competent and ethical services and leadership in the criminal justice arenas To provide comprehensive, relevant, and diverse educational opportunities to a wide range of students To foster an educational environment that combines theory and practice for the scholar and the practitioner To provide a program that is integrated with the community Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs): Interpret administrative principles and practices used in criminal justice agencies Analyze theories relating to crime causation and criminality Evaluate the interdisciplinary nature... [-]

Master of Law in International Criminal & Justice (LLM ICJ)

The Open University Of Tanzania
Online & Campus Combined Part time 2 years September 2017 Tanzania Dar Es Salaam

Whether for academic, personal or professional development, the LLM in International Criminal Justice is an ideal choice for law graduates, lawyers, judges and magistrates, and international law specialists seeking to equip themselves withspecialist knowledge on international criminal law and justice, the creation of such laws and their application in the real world. [+]

Masters in Criminal Justice. International criminal Justice (ICJ) is an area of public international law that has for many years been the preserve of scholars and experts in international law. As an aspect of public international law, ICJ focuses on acts prohibited under international for which individuals are held responsible. Individual criminal responsibility is the primary goal of ICJ, thus ICJ has two aspects; prohibition of acts and accountability mechanisms. ICJ has developed rapidly in the past decade especially with regard to the accountability aspect. Norms prohibiting international crimes have existed for decades, for example the Genocide Convention was concluded in 1948. Activity around ICJ, in terms of its expanding jurisprudence through the various mechanism mentioned above, has seen an exponential increase in interest in ICL and the issue of international criminal justice. Nowhere more so than in Africa. Recent events have propelled ICJ from an obscure international law subject to a topic discussed and debated by the general public across the continent, primarily as a result of the ICC and the cases it has initiated that are from the continent. As of 2004 the ICC has investigated and initiated proceedings against individuals from 4 African countries; Central African Republic (CAR), Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Sudan and Uganda. Thus Africans have had to learn quickly about ICJ. Worryingly, however, much of the debate around ICJ has been in the media. It would appear that there has not been much input on the subject from Africa scholars. This is... [-]

International Master in Anti-Corruption Compliance and Collective Action (IMACC)

International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA)
Campus Part time 2 years November 2017 Austria Laxenburg

The International Master in Anti-Corruption Compliance and Collective Action (IMACC) is the first master’s programme specially designed for anti-corruption compliance and collective action professionals involved with the business sector. [+]

About the Programme

The International Master in Anti-Corruption Compliance and Collective Action (IMACC) programme is the first master’s programme specially designed for anti-corruption compliance and collective action professionals involved with the business sector. It is a practical, comprehensive answer to the ever-evolving regulatory environment and rising demand for specialized skills. The two-year programme enables participants to upgrade their expertise and add value to their companies and organizations, while continuing to work, by:

implementing best practices in anti-corruption and compliance identifying and mitigating various types of risks initiating and managing collective action conducting internal investigations doing business based on the highest ethical standards. ... [-]

Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS)

International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA)
Online & Campus Combined Part time 2 years October 2017 Austria Laxenburg

IACA is the first international organization and educational institution to offer a global, postgraduate degree programme in anti-corruption and compliance: the Master of Arts in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS). The MACS brings together professionals from around the world with related work experience in the public and private sectors, international and non-governmental organizations, media, and academia. [+]

Masters in Criminal Justice. About the Programme IACA is the first international organization and educational institution to offer a global, postgraduate degree programme in anti-corruption and compliance: the Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS). The MACS brings together professionals from around the world with related work experience in the public and private sectors, international and non-governmental organizations, media, and academia. Structure and Curriculum Each of the seven MACS modules carries 14 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits, and the Master Thesis is worth 22 credits. The MACS degree therefore comes with a total of 120 ECTS credits, enabling enrolment into PhD programmes. The MACS programme runs over two academic years with seven modules and a Master Thesis. Each module has a two-week, in-class phase which takes place approximately every three months. Most of the in-class phases are at IACA’s campus in Laxenburg, Austria (Vienna area). At least one in-class phase will be held at another location worldwide. Prior off-site classes took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (in cooperation with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission) and Brasilia, Brazil (in cooperation with the Office of the Comptroller General of Brazil). Each module also has a pre- and a post-module phase. Four modules are completed in the first academic year. Three modules and the Master Thesis are completed in the second academic year. Admission Requirements Undergraduate degree, equivalent to a bachelor’s degree Minimum of three years of relevant work experience or a proven history of academic research in areas related to anti-corruption and/or... [-]

Master's Degree In Criminology And Research Techniques

CES Cardenal Cisneros
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain Madrid

This Master offers a curriculum in which comprehensively analyzes the main subjects within this multidisciplinary training program which is complemented by an internship program that will allow students to apply knowledge acquired in the different modules of training. [+]

Presentación Our commitment is to the quality of teaching Criminology studies are a recent scientific discipline that blends materials of varied content that make a multidisciplinary and cross science. Their study allows a highly valued in the labor market for their advanced knowledge in disciplines such as Criminology, Law, Psychology, Forensic Medicine and Forensic Investigation Techniques training. To this end the CES Cardinal Cisneros, commitment to teaching the Masters in Criminology and Research Techniques Course in 2015-2016 with the purpose of both Grade students related to the study of criminology as those other graduates and professionals They are intended to complement and update their knowledge added to their basic training highly specialized training. This Master offers a curriculum in which comprehensively analyzes the main subjects within this multidisciplinary training program which is complemented by an internship program that will allow students to apply knowledge acquired in the different modules of training. Curriculum and General Program The curriculum of this training program consists of six teaching units of theoretical subjects, completed with a seventh eminently practical. Each of these units is independent, allowing students who have completed accredited or all of its contents in another official degree can get their recognition upon presentation of the relevant official certification. Such recognition does not exempt from payment of the full amount of the Master. These units correspond largely with the subjects that make up the generality of Criminology studies, being the essential for a comprehensive analysis of criminal phenomenon from the perspective of... [-]

Master Of Access To The Legal Profession

CES Cardenal Cisneros
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Spain Madrid

To this end, the Master of access to the legal profession taught at CES Cardinal Cisneros, approved by the Aneca in February 2013, aims not only preparing students for overcoming successfully test national access, which will enable for collegiality and with it the exercise of the legal profession, but beyond that provide optimum training to acquire all the necessary skills for a brilliant exercise of the legal profession. [+]

Masters in Criminal Justice. Access Title Access to the Legal Profession In accordance with the provisions of art. 16 of RD 1393/2007, and consistent with Article 17, to access the official teachings of Master will be necessary to hold a Spanish official university degree or another issued by a higher education institution of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) entitling in the country issuing the qualification for admission to master's degree. They may also access the graduates from foreign educational systems to the European Higher Education Area without the approval of their titles, after verification by the University that those demonstrate a level of education equivalent to the corresponding Spanish university degrees and entitling in the country issuing the qualification for admission to postgraduate studies. Registration deadlines 2017 First period: From 2 to 16 February. This period allows the pre-admission of students who, for various reasons, may need an early confirmation of admission to master. The coordinating committee of each Master selects only those candidates whose curriculum broadly endorse the request for admission, may be vacancies even if a greater number of applicants than places. In this period there will be no waiting list; the not admitted candidates may reactivate its application in the following periods without charge and the documentation submitted in the first period shall be deemed valid. Applicants may consult the Internet if you have been admitted since March 6. Admitted students will have from 8 until March 22 to make the payment of 200 € in... [-]

Master of Laws (LLM) - Criminal Justice Specialization

Loyola Law School
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 USA Los Angeles

Students who complete the LLM Specialization in Criminal Justice will have a matchless opportunity for exposure to and concentrated study in the law and skills necessary to train as an advocate in a criminal prosecution or defense setting. [+]

Loyola Law School has been ranked 6th in Trial Advocacy by U.S. News & World Report. The school has designed this specialization to give the next generation of Loyola students the practical skills demanded by the market, while fostering Loyola's mission of upholding the highest standards of ethics, promoting the fair administration of justice, and facilitating our commitment to serving the community. Loyola's renowned advocacy teams, experienced doctrinal and skills faculty, and extensive advocacy-related course offerings set the school apart in lawyering skills training. Students who complete the LLM Specialization in Criminal Justice will have a matchless opportunity for exposure to and concentrated study in the law and skills necessary to train as an advocate in a criminal prosecution or defense setting. The Criminal Justice Specialization will be recognized upon the satisfactory completion of 18 units of coursework. This includes 12 units of required courses and 6 units of electives. Required Courses Criminal Law (4 units) Criminal Procedure (4 units) Evidence (4 units) [-]

LLM Criminal Justice

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course offers a distinctively contextual approach to criminal justice and examines the theoretical, comparative and international aspects of criminal process and the penal system. [+]

Masters in Criminal Justice. As well as providing substantive information about criminal law and its enforcement, the LLM Criminal Justice encourages students to engage with the methodological foundations of research and scholarship, and to appreciate their implications for penal policymaking and practice. The emphasis is on understanding issues, problems, institutions, processes and cultures of penal law and policy, against a backdrop of ever-increasing globalisation in criminality and law enforcement across national boundaries. Criminal Justice teaching and scholarship in the school is founded on the reputation and achievements of Sir John Smith, one of the greatest academic lawyers of the 20th century. Generations of lawyers across the common law world were first introduced to the subject by Smith and Hogan's Criminal Law. Key facts The School of Law is consistently ranked among the world’s top law schools, placing 5th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, and in the worldwide top 100 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 Since its introduction in 1987, our LLM programme has continued to grow in popularity and prestige and now attracts some 140 to 160 students each year, from more than 50 countries, confirming its status as one of the leading LLM programmes available Research-led teaching means that you will be exposed to current issues, advanced debate, and innovative thinking and regular guest seminars and lectures, delivered by distinguished scholars and practitioners complement teaching in the school Dedicated resources for students in the school, including a Legal Skills Advisor... [-]

Master's Degree In Criminal Justice System

Jaume I University (Universitat Jaume I)
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 1 year September 2017 Spain Castellón + 1 more

This master embodies a strong commitment to the training of professionals and researchers in the field of future criminal justice system. Transdisciplinary training aims in all disciplines that make members of criminal sciences. It is the only existing master in the Spanish geographical area in which the analysis is discussed in depth both legal disciplines as those of a more empirical basis related to the criminal phenomenon. [+]

This master embodies a strong commitment to the training of professionals and researchers in the field of future criminal justice system. Transdisciplinary training aims in all disciplines that make members of criminal sciences. It is the only existing master in the Spanish geographical area in which the analysis is discussed in depth both legal disciplines as those of a more empirical basis related to the criminal phenomenon. This master, especially participating in qualified teachers from various universities facing the multidisciplinary study of the criminal justice system, allowing the acquisition of scientific knowledge in various related matters (criminal and procedural criminal law, criminology, victimology, etc.) fields. Coordination: Andrea Planchadell Gargallo. Department of Public Law. UJI. Coordinating university: University of Lleida Interuniversity with: URV, Universitat Jaume I and University of Alicante Number of credits: 60 ECTS credits Duration: one academic year (November 2017 / September 2018) Type: core subjects (first half): November 2017 to April 2018. Classroom teaching sessions: Two weeks in November 2017. electives (second semester): April to June 2018. Classroom teaching sessions: 2 weeks in late March or April 2018 (2 electives will have their classroom teaching in UJI and two electives will have their classroom teaching in U. Lleida). Possibility of taking electives online, subject to compliance with certain requirements (University distance taught). Language of teaching: Spanish Price: pending publication (2016: € 46.20 / credit) [-]

Master In Criminal Forensics And Forensic Science

Grupo Tiradentes
Campus Full time 374 hours March 2018 Brazil Aracaju

The coroner is a technical-scientific activity that produces technical evidence through forensic examinations necessary for elucidating crimes provided for in the Criminal Procedure Code. [+]

Masters in Criminal Justice. Differentials Course The coroner is a technical-scientific activity that produces technical evidence through forensic examinations necessary for elucidating crimes provided for in the Criminal Procedure Code. The expert activity is based on the following forensic sciences: chemistry, biology, genetics, geology, accounting, engineering, physics, computer science, medicine, toxicology, dentistry, copy documents, among others, which are constantly evolving. The postgraduate degree in Criminal Expertise and Forensic Sciences University Center Tiradentes (UNIT-AL) in partnership with Expertise Officer Alagoas (Poal) is a unique project, which came to cover a gap for those looking for training and updating the various areas of forensic science in the state of Alagoas. This is an innovative, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary model, covering topics and practices inherent in forensic sciences, never addressed in our state. It is different to be face with a high burden of practical activities, highly gabaritado faculty, formed by official experts masters and doctors from all over Brazil, with professional and research activities aimed at their forensic areas. With the best infrastructure of Alagoas, the UNIT and poal are able to offer this unprecedented and unique opportunity in Alagoas. Do not miss out! Goals Provide multidisciplinary knowledge required for the performance of expert activities; Perfecting professionals, considering the current context of the labor market in the field of forensic science; Assist for updating the state of the art in the area of ​​forensic science; Have students relevant knowledge for teaching in higher education units. TARGET AUDIENCE superior, senior level professionals in any... [-]

LLM Master of Law in the US Legal System

The University of Cincinnati College of Law LLM
Campus Full time 9 months September 2017 USA Cincinnati

The LLM program is designed to introduce internationally trained lawyers to the US legal system while also giving each student an opportunity to design a course of study at UC Law that best advances his or her professional agenda. Students who complete the program are better able to represent U.S. clients and more prepared for negotiations and litigation with U.S. parties. You choose your focus area! [+]

The University of Cincinnati College of Law is pleased to offer a program of study on the US legal system to practicing attorneys and law school graduates who received their legal education outside the United States. The LLM program is designed to introduce internationally trained lawyers to the US legal system while also giving each student an opportunity to design a course of study at UC Law that best advances his or her professional agenda. Students who complete the program are better able to represent U.S. clients and more prepared for negotiations and litigation with U.S. parties. The LLM program can be completed in as little as 9 months, although some students decide to spend up to two academic years in the program. The LLM Program LLM degree students can be practicing attorneys or recent law school graduates who will improve their English legal writing skills, develop an in-depth understanding of the U.S. legal process, and hone in on the particular areas of law that most interest them. Students will enjoy the opportunity to make lasting relationships with other international lawyers in the LLM program as well as students in the JD program, to work closely with our esteemed UC law faculty members, and to network with local lawyers, judges and business leaders. Specialization UC Law LLM students generally complete the program in one academic year. The LLM degree program begins with an orientation and the first course--Introduction to Law--in August and concludes in May. During the course of the... [-]

LLM International Criminal Justice and Armed Conflict

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course examines the law applicable prior to, during and following an armed conflict. Current issues and modern challenges to the law and politics surrounding war and justice will be discussed. [+]

Masters in Criminal Justice. LLM International Criminal Justice and Armed Conflict Armed conflicts, both international and within a state's borders, are taking place across the globe. With the rise of global terrorism, the traditional distinction between armed conflicts between states and internal armed conflict is being eroded. Meanwhile, international crimes are being perpetrated on a daily basis. How has the law dealt with this? The LLM International Criminal Justice and Armed Conflict provides you with an opportunity to develop a holistic overview of the law governing the use of force by states, the law applicable to the conduct of hostilities, and the international criminal justice system. You will be invited to consider current issues and modern challenges to the law and politics surrounding war and justice, as well as the legal and philosophical responses to international criminality. You will be taught by internationally recognised experts in the field, many of whom have worked with relevant international organisations such as the International Criminal Court and the Special Court for Sierra Leone. Key facts The School of Law is consistently ranked among the world’s top law schools, placing 5th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, and in the worldwide top 100 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 Since its introduction in 1987, our LLM programme has continued to grow in popularity and prestige and now attracts some 140 to 160 students each year, from more than 50 countries, confirming its status as one of the... [-]

LLM Criminal Justice and Penal Change

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

The LLM/MSc in Criminal Justice & Penal Change examines the range of legal, political and social responses across the world to what is widely known as 'the penal crisis'. [+]

The LLM/MSc in Criminal Justice & Penal Change examines the range of legal, political and social responses across the world to what is widely known as 'the penal crisis'. Blending a rigorous understanding of fundamental theory with evidence about real world problems you’ll analyse recent innovations in theory, policy and practice. Drawing on a range of disciplinary approaches, the course will enable you to develop a rational and just response to crime. The LLM/MSc in Criminal Justice & Penal Change is unique in both its approach and its flexibility. Key features our focus is on pressing contemporary national and international issues of policy and practice you can choose to graduate with either an LLM or MSc study full-time or part-time learn from a world class teaching team students are from a range of nationalities and disciplinary backgrounds you'll benefit from the work of the Centre for Law, Crime and Justice Who is the course suitable for? practitioners working in a wide range of law, justice and welfare areas professionals developing justice policy members of the third /voluntary sector recent graduates in law, social sciences and humanities Flexible study options You can choose to graduate with either an LLM or MSc or complete the course early with a PGDip/Cert. You'll have the option of studying full or part-time and attending classes in the early evening. Centre for Law, Crime and Justice (CLCJ) You’ll benefit from the work of the CLCJ, which brings together expertise in the study of law, crime, criminal... [-]

LLM in International Criminal Law

Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 USA Cleveland + 1 more

Focus on international criminal law and procedure, international humanitarian law, and national security law. Second semester externship available for students starting in fall semester. [+]

Masters in Criminal Justice. LLM in International Criminal Law - for both foreign and US graduates Taught by leading experts in the field, this program provides students who hold a degree in law with an in-depth knowledge of international criminal law and procedure, international humanitarian law and national security law. It will equip them to practice international criminal law before international tribunals or national courts. The one-year program is based at our law school, but students have the option of taking their second semester at an international tribunal. The degree is also available to American students on a part-time basis over two years. The one-year program requires full-time attendance and 24 hours of course credits. Required Courses: International Criminal Law & Procedure (3) Elective Courses: International Law (3) War Crimes Research Lab (3) National Security Law I: Foreign Affairs (3) War and Morality (3) Islamic Law (2) Cyberlaw (3) Health Care and Human Rights (2) Fundamentals of International Law Death Penalty Issues (2) Criminal Procedure (3) International Law and Organizations (3) National Security Law II: Counterterrorism (3) International Humanitarian Law (1) War Crimes Research Lab (3) International Human Rights Law (3) Conflicts of Law (3) European Union Law (3) Note: Course offerings may change from year to year and other international law electives may qualify for the LL.M. in International Criminal Law at the discretion of the Dean. Optional Externship Semester Twelve credits for an externship at the International Criminal Court (ICC), International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY),... [-]