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New Summer School 2016 – 'Terrorism, Crime and Justice '

Law Summer School

The School of Law is delighted to announce the introduction of a new Summer School entitled ‘Terrorism, Crime & Justice’. The Summer School will run from the 26th May to the 14th June 2016 and forms part of the University of Limerick’s Summer Schools in Irish Studies. Drawing upon the research expertise in criminal justice in the School of Law, this course is designed to introduce students to the criminal justice system and theories relating to crime and terrorism. Students will learn how the criminal law operates at both practical and theoretical levels, as well as developing an insight into trends and theories on terrorism, one of the most challenging international crimes in contemporary times. The course is divided into three parts. Part 1 introduces the criminal justice system, focusing on how the criminal process operates and how crimes are defined. Part 2 examined theories of crime and justice, illuminating relevant criminological and penological theories. Part 3 considers terrorism and the challenges posed by this particular form of criminal activity. The Course Director of the Summer School is Dr Susan Leahy.

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