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Criminal Law (2022/2023)

Study Cycle: Second Cycle (Postgraduate)
Faculty: Law
Programme Code: N-MLAWCL60C
Academic year: 2023 / 2024
Title: Master of Legal Sciences / Field: Criminal Law
ECTS: 60 (1 year) Accrediation
Decision: Decision for starting of the program

The criminal law study program aims to provide a range of modules that will form the basis of information and advanced knowledge on criminal law matters for the purpose of training students to basic legal professions related to this field by providing solid knowledge, the specific and systematic institutes and concepts of criminal law in RNM and comparative knowledge to the region and the EU.

Law Faculty diploma is recognized by the Chamber of Lawyers and Notaries in RNM. Exercise of legal professions requires formal registration in these rooms. Graduation in the Faculty of Law enables students to approach the relevant state bodies, especially in judicial branch as courts and public prosecutors. The Law Faculty has signed cooperation agreements with the Academy for training of judges and public prosecutors in the RNM. Students who will have the ambition to deal with scientific research work, the Law Faculty of SEEU, enables the continuation in third cycle studies-PhD studies.

Knowledge and understanding
  • Has advanced theoretical, empiric and comparative knowledge on criminal law sciences as well as advanced knowledge on the legislation and jurisdiction in the area of the prevention of crime.
  • Has in-depth understanding of problems related to crime and penal sanctions especially in the fields of comparative criminal law and procedure, theoretical and applicable criminology and penology, organized crime and forensic sciences (medicine, psychiatry, psychology).
  • Has specific knowledge of advanced research techniques and methods in the area of criminal law and procedure.
Applying knowledge and understanding
  • Identifies and analyzes more complex problems in the area of criminal law and procedure, thus can take active part in all the stages of a criminal procedure as well as can interpret advanced issues of the criminal legislation (including working as a judge, prosecutor or attorney, once they have the needed qualifications according to the legislation of RM).
  • Utilizes the knowledge gained through research in the problem-solving process through comparing practices and solutions in the area of prevention of crime.
Making judgement
  • Performs more critical thinking through methods of analyzing and comparing.
  • Develops skills of solving problems through case-law practices of more complex national and international cases.
Communication skills
  • Utilizes proper terminology for complex and specific issues in the area of criminal law sciences.
  • Is able to reach decisions and work more directly and effectively in all the police and court stages of a criminal procedure.
  • Is involved in research based legal argumentation and debate.
  • Utilizes the official languages of the University as well as more advanced computer skills in the research work.
Learning skills
  • Develops a regulation of research to be used in their profession.
  • Creates a practice of lifelong learning and service through being involved in training persons that work in the state institutions of crime prevention.

Semester 1

  • [CM157] [6 ECTS] Criminal Law (Applied Program)
    The aim of this subject is to introduce students to criminal institutions, norms and principles in which criminal law is built. Criminal law as a positive law is a system of norms, by which certain behaviors of people are considered as a criminal offense, for which offenses are provided penalties and sanctions by the state, also are provided and defined conditions and ways of their implementation.
  • [MCCR2030] [6 ECTS] International Criminal Law
    After successfully completing the course, students are expected to have gained a solid knowledge of the concepts and scope of this discipline, the rates in ICL, the repressive powers and jurisdiction of the states, extradition, asylum, transfer of criminal procedure, criminal legal aid, cooperation and the corpus of international human rights and international powers over criminal cases.
  • [MCCR2010] [6 ECTS] Penology
    This course analyzes the execution of criminal sanctions, the procedure of the execution of incarceration sentences, as well as non-incarceration sentences by analyzing the Law on execution of sanctions and the Law on Probation.
  • [MCCR2040] [6 ECTS] Criminalistics
    Specialization in this area is needed especially for the professional who will work in the justice - court, public prosecutor and judicial police. Criminalistics at its core has substantive and procedural criminal legislation and regulations derived from them. Every legal being of the criminal offense contains in itself the determination of the totality of facts and circumstances that are relevant for the comprehensive and fair resolution of the criminal case.
  • [6 ECTS] Elective Course
    • [MCCR1040] Criminology
    • [CM159] Juvenile Delinquency
    • [MCCR3030] Misdemeanor Law
    • [MCCR3010] Victimology
    • [MCCR3050] Forensic Medicine
    • [MCCR3020] Organized Crime
    • [EMCL1011] Domestic Violence
    • [EMCR3021] Human Trafficking
    • [EM511] Criminal Policy
    • [EMSS3030] Computer Crime
    • [EM513] Economic Crime
    • [MCCR3060] Judicial Psychology
    • [EM514] Medical Criminal Law
    • [MCCR3040] Comparative Criminal Law
    • [EM512] European Criminal Law

Semester 2

  • [CM158] [6 ECTS] Criminal Procedural Law (Applied Program)
    Criminal procedure is a scientific discipline that studies legal norms that regulate the position of the parties as well as the competencies of the parties and other subjects participating in the criminal process, type, form and conditions for taking procedural actions. The subject of study is the system of legal remedies- regular and extraordinary as well as special procedures.
  • [EMSET-304] [6 ECTS] Master Thesis Writing
    Course aims: - Enabling students to research the objective truth through implementing research methods, techniques and instruments; - Enabling students to follow and critically interpret research results and implement them in specific situations; - Implementing fundamental research methods, data collection procedures and their statistical processing; - Enabling students to use fundamental methodological rules while writing scientific and professional papers.
  • [CM189] [18 ECTS] Master Thesis
    This module enables students to transfer their skills and knowledge to research and make more complex task of Master-Thesis. The module is designed to be fully practical and students to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to approach writing the thesis. The module has unique return result-to enable students to write the master thesis with minimal difficulties, and with maximum efficiency. The course aims to improve research techniques and style of writing paper, taking account to stop illegal means, such as plagiarism and infringement of copyright, which are prohibited by the Statute of SEEU.