LLM in Criminal Law and Justice

LLM in Criminal Law and Justice

Duration : 2 years

Modules offered in the First Year:
 
1) Criminal Law Cases & Materials (100 Marks):
Course Objectives:
  1. A critical study on the existing criminal legislation 
  2. Knowledge on the jurisprudence of criminal law & justice develop by the supreme court of  Nepal along with cross reference of other countries
 
2) Forensic Jurisprudence (50 Marks):
Course Objectives:
  1. Impart knowledge on Material evidence rather than confessions.
  2. Generate resource persons and professionals with the idea of Forensic Sciences.
  3. Help students to advocate for ‘victims of crime’ on the basis of Material evidences
  4. Provide a platform for strengthening the continuous reforms and improvements in the Criminal Justice System
 
3) Juvenile Justice (Children in conflict with law) (50 Marks):
Course Objectives:
  1. Provide a platform for competent and continuous study on the problem relating to ‘children in conflict with law’ and their accessibility to Justice.
  2. Promote advocacy on rights of children, divergent method of solving disputes and the methods of rehabilitation
  1. Involve students in reforms and improvements of the ‘Nepalese Justice system in relation to children’
 
4) Comparative Study of Legal Systems (100 Marks):
Course Objectives:
  1. To help students critically understand the tenets and trends of various legal systems, and thus prepare them to develop critical analysis of concepts and principles of laws.
  2. To impart knowledge on theoretical base of the Nepalese system, and thus develop it as a viable system to address the needs.
 
5) Legal Research (100 Marks):
Course Objectives:
  1. To help students develop critical knowledge of fundamental concepts, elements and processes of legal research,
  2. To help them develop research based professionalism,
  3. To encourage involvement in multi-faceted research of laws, and
  4. To help thereby development of laws and justice in Nepal.
 
 
Modules offered in the Second Year:
 
1) Criminology & Penology (100 Marks):
Course Objectives:
  1. Impart knowledge on different theories of crime by conducting research on the exploration of crime problem and prevention thereon
  2. Develop a critical approach on the prevailing penal practices and explore alternatives to prison systems of Nepal
  3. Introduce the ‘Victimological approach’ in our Justice System, promote ‘Victim-support schemes’ by identifying the areas for this purpose.
 
2) Fair Trial (Int’l Human Rights Law in relation to criminal procedure) (100 Marks):
Course Objectives:
  1. Impact a comprehensive & analytical knowledge on ‘international  minimum human rights standards’in relation to criminal proceedings.
  2. Enables the students to have a critical knowledge on evaluation of the existing pre-trial,trial & post-trial criminal justice system of Nepal.
  3. Enables the  students to involve in continuous research in criminal justice system from human rights perspectives.
 
3) White Collar Crime
Course Objectives:
  1. Impart knowledge on new forms of crime 
  2. Develop a critical approach on the prevailing penal practices and explore alternatives to prevent white Collar Crime.