Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Criminal Justice

The programme builds from two core modules. The first Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice will develop your knowledge and understanding of the workings of the criminal justice system and the principles that underpin its operation. You will examine and evaluate the role played by individuals and agencies in both policy and practice, a process aided by the guest speaker inputs from criminal justice professionals and by teaching staff providing sessions on their areas of expertise. The second, Researching Crime and Criminal Justice, encourages us to appreciate the contributions research has made, and continues to make, to Criminal Justice policy and to criminological theorising more generally. On a practical level the research training built into the module not only equips you with a set of highly transferable skills but also helps you to develop an appreciation of the challenges of designing, conducting and delivering original research. In this way the module links in with the structured programme of supervisor support and input that runs throughout the entirety of the course to help you organise and manage the completion of your dissertation. The final and defining piece of the Masters programme is the completion of a 20,000 word dissertation, the space in the course for you to make your own unique contribution to knowledge. To support this process we have a structured programme of research training and supervisor input that will support you from the design to the completion stage of the project. These staff, and all who teach on the programme, have qualifications to PhD level in the fields of Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law and/or have worked as professionals/practitioners in the criminal justice system.

Course modules

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study. •Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice The module aims to develop advanced knowledge and critical understanding of specific issues relating to the principles and practice of criminal justice in England and Wales •Research Dissertation Provides you with an opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge of a specific criminal justice issue, by constructing a sustained and coherent assignment and showing a critical ability to apply appropriate research methods •Researching Crime and Criminal Justice Prepares you for the compulsory dissertation by developing an advanced understanding of the politics and practice of crime and criminal justice research The following option modules are typically offered: •Sex, Crime and Society Develops your knowledge and understanding of the principles, policies and doctrines relating to the criminalisation and de-criminalisation of sexual, and sexually-related behaviour within society •Drugs, Alcohol and Criminal Justice Provides a broad critical understanding of the different paradigms and perspectives on substance (mis)use and relevant policy in relation to crime and criminal justice •The Police, Policing, and Governance of Security Explores the complex and dynamic relationship between policing services/agents and members of the diversity of publics these organisations serve •Crime, Power and Victimisation Considers various definitions of crime and the relationship between these and the various sources of power within society •Delivering Rehabilitation Encourages you to critically evaluate, at an adavnced level, the role and function of the prison and probation services in relation to the delivery of state punishment and rehabiliation •Youth Justice Develops an analytical approach to understanding the treatment and experiences of young people within, and at the hands of, the criminal justice system •The United Nations, International Security and Global Justice Enables you to understand and critically evaluate the effectivness of the United Nations as an actor capable of contributing to international security and global justice •Contemporary Issues in International Criminal Justice Develop advanced knowledge and critical understanding of the theoretical concepts that underpin policy and practice with regard to International Criminal Jutsice and the issues in dealing with transnational crime

Assessment methods

Our expert academics have designed your assessed work to ensure that you fulfil your potential at this important stage of your development as a Criminal Justice MA postgraduate. The final and defining piece of the Masters programme is the completion of a 20,000 word dissertation, the space in the course for you to make your own unique contribution to knowledge. To assist in this process we have a structured programme of research training and supervisor input that will support you from the design to the completion stage of the project. Supervisory staff, and all who teach on the programme, have qualifications to PhD level in the fields of Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law and/or have worked as professionals/practitioners in the criminal justice system.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 13,250 per (Year 1) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 6,250 per (Year 1) 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 GBP 37 per (Credit) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies
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01512315175