Criminal Law is the instrument of defence of the main social values against criminal action. State sovereignty, independence, unity, personal rights, freedom and property are all protected by law and fall under the incidence of criminal law in case of breach. Criminal law is the summation of all judicial norms, passed by the legislative body of power, which defines acts regarded as crimes, the conditions of indictment and the sanctions and measures that are to be enforced by the criminal courts as consequence of the criminal act. In criminal law it is the state that has the right and obligation to pursue an alleged crime and to determine the guilt of the indicted person, as well as the punishment in the case of proved guilt.
Criminology is the interdisciplinary science that studies criminal behaviour in terms of background, causes, manifestation and society reaction. One of the aims of criminology is crime prevention and control. Forensic science is one of the sub-disciplines of criminology that is concerned with the collection and analysis of physical evidence relevant in a criminal trial. Forensic science requires expert knowledge and skills in many other fields such as medicine, biology, physics, chemistry, behaviour science, psychology, and many others. The field of private investigation is another possibility that criminology offers and it deals with conducting an investigation through fact collection, interviews, surveillance, etc.
Walden Universitys Ph.D. in Psychology program combines rigorous academics and original research so that you can build the skills and knowledge required to meet the changing needs of a diverse world. This program follows a scholar-practitioner model that encourages you to integrate scholarly research with your practical expertise. Taught by respected researchers and experts in the field, courses in this online doctoral program will prepare you to make a difference in the lives of others.
The broad areas of doctoral research that are available to students are listed below.
The Professional Doctorate in Law offers a route to a doctoral degree, and thereby the title of 'Doctor', but it is different to the traditional PhD. You will be required to research in your respective area of professional practice.
We welcome applications for research degrees in a wide range of areas. We recommend you contact the School informally before applying, and you should accompany your application with a brief (two- to four-page) outline of the research project you envisage and your intended methodology. You may find it helpful to discuss your project informally with an appropriate member of staff (contact details are on our website) or with the Director of Postgraduate Research.
Cardiff Law School offers opportunities for both full and part-time study leading to the degrees of MPhil and PhD.
We offer MPhil and PhD research degrees in a range of topics linked to staff expertise in the fields of Social Sciences, including Sociology and Criminology. Our staff are recognised as experts in their fields, and have produced a number of influential books, journal articles and edited collections, and won funding for a number of prestigious research projects.
You can find more information at the Programme webpage (see link in the "More" tab)
This allows you to undertake research in the field of human rights.
This allows you to undertake research in the field of law.
The breadth of our research interests allows us to offer supervision of research degrees in a number of areas of psychology, including: social psychology; developmental psychology (including children's and adolescents' prejudices, peer exclusion, visual and language processing in children and infants); forensic psychology; cognitive psychology; existential psychology; personality and motivation.
Across the SSPSSR, there is a breadth and depth of research expertise and we can offer high-quality supervision in a wide range of areas in criminology. There are further details on the research activities and publications of individual members of staff and the School's research units on our website. In addition to regular meetings with individual supervisors, all research students take a research training programme.
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