This programme has 2 main aims: to introduce students to linguistic aspects of the criminal justice system including those which centre on policing and the courtroom whilst also looking to the surrounding legal system. The programme examines issues of justice, fairness and equality in law as they relate to language and communication. Also to explore the role of the linguist when interacting with legal and legislative systems by examining the actual or potential impact of linguistics (broadly defined) on criminal investigations and on legal activities and procedures. Here, we examine the work of expert witnesses and linguistic consultants on language and law and consider the opportunities and challenges inherent in both types of research.
Funding available through AHRB; ESRC.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||October 2016||-||1 years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2016||-||2 years|
|PgDip||Full-time||October 2016||-||9 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Cathays Park Campus||Cardiff||CF10 3AT||Wales|
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