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Criminology and Criminal Justice

Our criminology and criminal justice short courses provide you with access to knowledge related to criminal activities at the individual and the group level, especially for professionals working in the criminal justice system and penal services. Delivered by industry experts, these courses combine theories from subject areas such as psychology, sociology and law, to equip you with the ability to study and interpret criminal behavior, as well as to introduce you to best practices in preventing and combatting crime.

Caribbean Community Law and the Caribbean Court of Justice

Caribbean Community Law and the Caribbean Court of Justice

This course begins by familiarizing participants with the institutional and governance components of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). In particular, it will introduce participants to the various treaty organs and bodies established by the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas (RTC), which play an integral role in the operation of the legal framework governing economic integration. Participants will also gain a general understanding of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as an international court, as well as an understanding of how CARICOM and the CCJ are situated within the broader framework of international law and the global trading system.
 
 

 

Criminal Justice Services Certificate

Criminal Justice Services Certificate

This course will offer an opportunity for delegates to critically engage in, and reflect on, the most up to date regional and international literature relating to origins of crime, sentencing, rehabilitation, psychology and the significant role played by professionals working in those areas. Specifically, the course will equip delegates with key practical and theoretical tools to successfully engage in rehabilitation work and develop best practice models of working in the penal service. Additionally, the course content contains key promotion criteria for those working in the prison industry.


‚ÄčMode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

 

Employment Law

Employment Law

This course is intended to provide participants with a basic introduction to the essential elements of the legal foundations of Employment Law. It will outline and critically analyse the Laws, Statutes and regulations which govern employer/employee relations. In this context, there will be a focus on the rights and the obligations of both employers and employees. The course will be taught with a heavy focus on employment law in the case of Barbados, but for comparative purposes it will also emphasise employment law in a regional and international context.
 

 

Introduction to Competition Law and Policy

Introduction to Competition Law and Policy

The course will explore competition laws in the region with the aim of both creating awareness of the prohibitions and the harm caused to society by anticompetitive conducts, and substantial increase in concentration that can result from mergers. The learning will be reinforced through case examples.
 

 

Legal Advocacy

Legal Advocacy

The course will seek to instruct Caribbean advocates and law students on the fundamentals of how to be effective advocates in court. The course will cover topics including how to treat witnesses, how to structure questions, how to deliver a closing speech and professional ethics.