Department of Criminology and Legal Studies
The Department of Criminology and Legal Studies provides training to legal assistants capable of performing their duties under the general direction of a lawyer. Programmes in legal studies and criminology provide a framework for understanding and gaining insight into social problems that relate to law, justice, crime, and the social impact of the criminal justice system within the context of reforms in law enforcement, judicial system and correctional agencies. Students are grounded in the theory and practice of law and criminology through the interdisciplinary knowledge of law, criminology, criminal justice, sociology and security. The legal studies programme covers critical areas of criminology, criminal justice, human rights, criminal law, forensic science, victimology and penology.