LLB Human Rights and Criminal Justice

Students studying at a computerModule leader: Dr Bharat Malkani

Module description:

This module examines the relationship between human rights law and the criminal justice system. Topics will include:

  • The rights of those suspected of committing criminal offences, including an examination of stop and search powers, and the powers of police to question suspects;
  • The rights of those facing a criminal trial;
  • The rights of prisoners, and how human rights law has impacted upon sentencing and punishment, including a study of the death penalty.

Students will be expected to develop a critical understanding of the need to protect human rights with the need to effectively detect and punish criminal behaviour.




The optional modules listed on the website for this programme may unfortunately occasionally be subject to change. As you will appreciate key members of staff may leave the University and this necessitates a review of the modules that are offered. Where the module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you make other choices.