Module leader: Dr Natasa Mavronicola
Teaching and assessment (2015-2016): Semester 1, Essay - 6,000 words
This module will explore the relationship between human rights and criminal justice. The aim of the module is to understand the tension between the need to fight crime on the one hand, and the need to protect suspects and offenders from the power of the state on the other hand. Students will cover the balance between protecting rights and detecting and investigating crime; the right to fair trial, and certain pre-trial aspects such as detention on remand. The module will have an international element to it, in that several jurisdictions will be looked at and the impact of international law will also be considered.