Master's in Criminal Justice

Best 33 Master's Programs in Criminal Justice 2017

Criminal Justice

Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

A criminal justice program is typically designed to help students prepare for a career in law enforcement. Programs may offer courses in subjects that include law, ethics, communications, first aid, physical conditioning, correctional facility management and criminology.

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Master of Laws (LLM)

Melbourne Law School
Campus Full time Part time 12  January 2018 Australia Melbourne + 1 more

Melbourne Law School's Master of Laws (LLM) is a graduate degree in law of the highest quality with one of the largest subject ranges in the world. [+]

Masters Programs in Criminal Justice. Melbourne Law School's Master of Laws (LLM) is a graduate degree in law of the highest quality with one of the largest subject ranges in the world. More than 165 subjects are offered in 2016. Students enrolled in the LLM can choose from all subjects available in the Melbourne Law Masters, allowing them to tailor the degree to suit their professional aspirations and personal interests. Students may also choose to undertake the LLM as a combination of coursework and a minor thesis. These courses are available only for law graduates. Learning Outcomes Master of Laws by Coursework Graduates of the Master of Laws by Coursework will: Have advanced and integrated understanding of the complex body of knowledge in selected areas of law Have expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills that equip them to independently: analyse, critically reflect on and synthesise complex information, concepts and theories in selected areas of law research and apply such information, concepts and theories to the relevant body of knowledge and practice and interpret and transmit their knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences Apply their knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, expert judgment, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner and learner in selected areas of law. Master of Laws by Coursework and Minor Thesis Graduates of the Master of Laws by Coursework and Minor Thesis will: Have advanced and integrated understanding of the complex body of knowledge in one or more selected areas of law Have expert, specialised... [-]

MLaw (Integrated Master’s in Law)

University of Westminster - Westminster Law School
Campus Full time 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. [+]

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 Year 3 you will... [-]

Master in Criminal Justice, Criminology and Research

Universidad del Este (UNE)
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 Puerto Rico Carolina

The Master in Criminal Justice, Criminology and Investigation, integrates the study of the components of the justice system, the analysis of criminal behavior and the application of research strategies for finding and understanding of criminal. [+]

Masters Programs in Criminal Justice. Program Description The Master in Criminal Justice, Criminology and Investigation, integrates the study of the components of the justice system, the analysis of criminal behavior and the application of research strategies for finding and understanding of criminal. With this new name and structure, this master prepares professionals who know the criminal justice system, its components and processes that take place within each of them to master the theories on the etiology, prevention, intervention and management criminal behavior, applying skills qualitative and quantitative research, drafting and preparation of proposals, scenario development and interpretation of data, and to master the strategies and action steps to effectively work a crime scene. Admission Requirements These are in addition to the general admissions requirement at UNE: Bachelor degree with a grade point average of 2.75. Graduation Requirements The graduation requirements for the masters programs are: A general grade point average of 3.0 Approve a comprehensive examination In the case of the Master of Criminal Justice and Research, students may select from the comprehensive examination or research project developed in Criminal Justice. [-]

Master's Degree In Criminology And Research Techniques

CES Cardenal Cisneros
Campus Full time 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 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 Programs 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 €... [-]

Master's Degree In Criminal Law

UAM Universidad Autónoma de Madrid - Títulos propios
Campus Full time October 2017 Spain Madrid

The Master in Criminal Law is not only justified by the need to respond to the real demands of training in this area, but also aims to meet the expectations that have been generated over the Autonomous University of Madrid and the trust and recognition given to set of specialists in the area of ​​criminal law. [+]

The title Master in Criminal Law presented here, as well as the titles of Expert General Theory of Crime and Delinquency equity, economic and Company offered beside that constitute the response to an increasing demand for specialized training in the field of Criminal Law of graduates in both Spanish law, as foreigners, especially the Latin American context. This demand, verifiable in an objective way, is heading in recent years of an increasingly intense at the Autonomous University of Madrid way, given the existence, within the Department of Public Law and Legal Philosophy, of a set of criminal with a high academic and professional prestige. This group of professors of criminal law at the University of Madrid, between ten professors (one emeritus) are counted, enjoys recognition as the most important in Spain and one of the most well featured at the international level and for this reason its members are claimed by numerous Spanish and foreign universities to join the teachers box of their postgraduate training programs. In all legal systems, whether they belong to the continental European model or the common law, criminal law constitutes one of the fundamental branches of law. And this is as good about their scientific knowledge, and what affects judicial and professional practice. The Master of Criminal Law It responds to the demand for specialized training with the dual aim that students can deepen scientific knowledge of the materials that constitute its content as well as the development of competencies and skills necessary for the... [-]

Master of Laws (LLM) - Criminal Justice Specialization

Loyola Law School
Campus Full time August 2017 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. [+]

Masters Programs in Criminal Justice. 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  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. [+]

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 who delivers workshops and... [-]

Master's Degree In Criminal Justice System

Jaume I University (Universitat Jaume I)
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 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. [+]

Masters Programs in Criminal Justice. 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 of Legal Studies (MLS)

The Catholic University of America - Columbus School of Law
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Washington

The Master of Legal Studies (M.L.S.) program from the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law offers flexibility, versatility, and broad-ranging instructional excellence. [+]

The Master of Legal Studies (M.L.S.) program from the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law offers flexibility, versatility, and broad-ranging instructional excellence. The 26-credit program equips students with both a general understanding of the American legal system and specific knowledge of their chosen field of interest. During the first semester, all students enrolled in the M.L.S. program take Introduction to American Law and Legal Methods. This introductory course designed exclusively for M.L.S. students provides an overview of the American legal system and teaches the process of legal analysis. All M.L.S. students will conclude their studies by working with a faculty member on a final project. The remaining credits allow candidates to further their knowledge in their chosen field of interest. The M.L.S. degree program enhances the ability of professionals to work with lawyers and legal issues, to gain a deeper knowledge of a particular legal field, and to understand laws and regulations. Students can choose to concentrate in the fields of Compliance and Corporate Responsibility, Criminal Justice, Employment and Human Resources, Intellectual Property, and Political Law. Alternatively, students may choose a General U.S. Law option, which allows students to design a course of study that best suits their interests and needs. M.L.S. degree recipients will be able to distinguish themselves in their chosen profession based on the specialized knowledge they have gained regarding the role of the law across industries and in particular disciplines. Eligibility Applicants must have earned an undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college or... [-]

Master in Criminal Justice

Chicago State University
Campus Full time 2 - 3  August 2017 USA Chicago

The Department of Criminal Justice offers the Bachelor of Science degree and the Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice. The program provides students with a broad foundation in the social sciences while emphasizing restorative justice, social and economic justice, fairness, community involvement, and public safety. [+]

Masters Programs in Criminal Justice. The Department of Criminal Justice offers the Bachelor of Science degree and the Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice. The program provides students with a broad foundation in the social sciences while emphasizing restorative justice, social and economic justice, fairness, community involvement, and public safety. Students in the undergraduate program must complete twelve credit hours of core courses including Introduction to Law, Survey of the Criminal Justice System, and Introduction to Criminology. Students must complete twelve credit hours of required cognates including Essentials of English Grammar, Writing and Editing Nonfiction, Critical Strategies for Writing and Research, Business Writing or Writing Research Papers, and Basic Speech Communication. And students must complete twenty-seven credit hours of electives through which one can focus on law enforcement, law, corrections, probation and parole, counseling and case work, juvenile justice, or criminal justice research. The program culminates with students completing an internship in criminal justice or a service learning practicum in criminal justice. Students who have six months or more work experience in the criminal justice field may elect to write a bachelor paper on some topic in criminal justice. Upon graduation students are especially prepared for careers across the range of criminal justice including criminalists, penologist, FBI agent, Air Marshall, corrections officer, juvenile probation officer, more. Graduates are well prepared for law school as well as to continue their study of criminal justice in graduate school programs leading to the master’s degree or Ph.D. The faculty is multidisciplinary and... [-]

Master of Laws - Economic law - Right of public action - Civil and criminal law

University of Geneva
Campus or Online Full time February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Law follows the Bachelor programme to complete students’ basic legal training. Graduates can therefore enter the job market directly. Thanks to the range of available electives and the dissertation, students may have the opportunity to gain general knowledge in various legal fields. [+]

Master of Laws - Economic law - Right of public action - Civil and criminal law The Master in Law follows the Bachelor programme to complete students’ basic legal training. Graduates can therefore enter the job market directly. Thanks to the range of available electives and the dissertation, students may have the opportunity to gain general knowledge in various legal fields. THEMATIC MASTER'S PROGRAMMES1: Economic law: focuses on topics relating to business, finance, taxation and competition Civil and criminal law: focuses on topics relating to family law, inheritance, legal responsibility, offences and criminal justice Right of public action: focuses on topics relating to the public interest, public services, the social sector and the environment 1 This programme is available in a bilingual format (Geneva/Basel). Curriculum 6 core courses (36Credits) 6 electives (36Credits) Dissertation and seminar (36Credits) : The dissertation is written as part of a seminar; however, students may write their dissertation outside the seminar (12 credits) and supplement it with an additional elective (6 credits). Mobility Students may earn up to 54 of the 90 ECTS credits from a university approved by the Law Faculty. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities Private or public sector jurist, lawyer, solicitor, judge, legal advisor in government or non-governmental organisations, etc. Admission Criteria A Bachelor of Law from a Swiss university or an equivalent foreign law degree. Applications Deadline for the Autumn Semester: 30 April 2017 (28 February 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) Deadline for the Spring Semester: 30 November 2017... [-]

Master In Criminal Forensics And Forensic Science

Grupo Tiradentes
Campus Full time 374  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 Programs 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... [-]

Master In Criminal Law And Criminal Procedure

Grupo Tiradentes
Campus Full time 374  March 2018 Brazil Aracaju

The specialization course in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at the University Center Tiradentes (UNIT-AL) in partnership with Superior Law School (ESA - OAB / AL) proposes a multidisciplinary graduate, theoretical and practical, in order to update and formation of a professional able to act in the areas of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure. [+]

Differentials Course The specialization course Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Tiradentes University Centre (UNIT-AL) in partnership with Superior Law School (ESA - OAB / AL) proposes a multidisciplinary graduate, theoretical and practical, aimed at updating and the formation of a professional able to act in the areas of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure. This is an innovative project as it covers issues and practices inherent to the various legal professions. The approach used in the course goes on to consider the professional needs of lawyers and new challenges in the training of a law degree. Goals General: theoretically qualify the legal practitioners, as well as other human and social areas, through an interdisciplinary analysis of biopsychosocial variables that are part of the phenomenon of violence in today's complex society, but also of the flaws in the control institutions. Moreover, the course aims in particular at improving the practical and professional training, enabling a more efficient and responsible exercise in legal and social activities. specific: develop a critical and interdisciplinary sense about the criminal justice system in our country, through the analysis of criminal and criminal procedural rules, as well as the organs and criminal control functions, its way of functioning and its failures, in order to search for new alternatives social control. To facilitate the understanding of the work of the professionals of the Criminal Law and other social areas. Evaluate concepts and values ​​adopted for the solution of the problem of violence today. Meet and question the techniques of... [-]

LLM - Master of International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (ODER) - Faculty of Law
Campus Full time Part time October 2017 Germany Frankfurt (Oder) + 1 more

The Master’s program prepares graduates for taking up career opportunities in policy making, international, public and governmental service, public and private legal practice, work for non-governmental organisations, and academic teaching and research. [+]

Masters Programs in Criminal Justice. This postgraduate program provides advanced study of the international protection of fundamental human rights. The curriculum integrates general human rights protection in times of peace and war with the special protection of basic rights in situations of armed conflict (under international humanitarian law). Such an approach is especially important as the boundary between war and peace becomes increasingly blurred. Such a blurring of the boundary is the result from many different circumstances including: the rise of terrorism, the diversity in its cause and nature and wide scope of possible reactions to it; the often unclear boundary between situations of civil war, external aggression, guerrilla action and even domestic policing; the reliance on both official (Security Council-sanctioned) and unofficial (sometimes invited) peace-keeping forces in a broad range of conflict situations. Confusion in drawing a clear line may even emerge from humanitarian military intervention in the name of the defence of human rights itself. Responses to various forms of civil unrest (often itself provoked by alleged breaches of human rights) or states of emergency (whether of political or natural origin) including, for example, the establishment of a state of martial law, or merely reliance upon domestic or even foreign military forces to assert control or provide assistance expands the range of situations which are difficult to categorise. Beyond this, national intelligence services may conduct operations (whether at home or abroad) with (quasi-)military character but which formally, not invoke the regulatory framework of humanitarian law. Reliance on mercenary... [-]