Terrorism, Crime and Justice

University of Limerick

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Terrorism, Crime and Justice

  • Host University

    University of Limerick

  • Location

    Limerick, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Criminal Justice, Criminology, Justice Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    Terrorism undoubtedly represents one of the most challenging international crimes in contemporary times. The exponential growth of terror cells and sophisticated international criminal networks is recognised as one of the defining features of the twenty-first century thus far. In light of these developments, this summer school will introduce students to the criminal justice system and theories relating to crime and terrorism. Students will learn about the practical operation of the criminal justice system, as well as being introduced to theoretical perspectives on criminal justice, including criminological and penological theories. In particular, drawing on the Irish experience, students will be provided with an insight into trends and theories on terrorism.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations