Certificate in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Law Society Diploma Centre

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The Certificate in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Law Society Diploma Centre is a new course that begins 27th October 2022 at 6:00 PM.

Criminology is the scientific study of crime, criminals, and the criminal justice system. Criminology deals with many of the major social issues of modern times, that is crime, punishment, and crime prevention. ‘Forensic’ is the crossroads where the science meets law. Forensic Criminology is therefore the scientific study of crime and criminals for the purpose of addressing investigative and legal questions. ‘Criminal justice’ studies have often been described as the study of the delivery of justice to those who have been accused of committing crimes.

Certificate in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Law Society Diploma Centre

This certificate provides a comprehensive coverage of the key aspects of the discipline of criminology, which is the study of crime, criminal behaviours and the criminal justice system.  This new certificate offers an examination of the fundamental characteristics of a range of crimes to include serious crime, juvenile crime, white-collar crime, cybercrime, organised crime, terrorism, and the role of transnational policing agencies. There is also a focus sentencing and retribution, rehabilitation and restoration. Forensic psychology and its nexus with the criminal justice system also feature.

This course is Blended learning: Thursday 6pm to 8.30pm, with workshops on occasional Saturdays. Also available to view on demand. It is lead by Patricia Harvey, Barrister, Course Leader:

Upcoming Courses at Law Society Diploma Centre

The award-winning Diploma Centre at the Law Society of Ireland has provided continuing professional education and training for over 20 years. The Diploma Centre offers a diverse range of postgraduate courses which are available both onsite and online. Courses delivered by leading experts are open to solicitors, trainees, barristers and suitably qualified professionals. The Diploma Centre provides a flexible approach to learning with courses designed to satisfy CPD requirements.

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