Embark on a journey into the criminal justice system and gain a deep understanding of crime, its causes, and investigative techniques with our Master in Criminal Science program. Explore the realms of forensic science, criminology, criminal psychology and criminal law. Develop advanced research and analytical skills to examine criminal patterns and contribute to the development of effective crime prevention strategies. Upon completion of this program, you will be prepared for a career in law enforcement or working for criminal justice agencies and research institutions. Enroll today and become a catalyst for positive change in the field of criminal justice.
- Meeting needs of the local and regional market for experts and specialists in the various fields of criminal sciences.
- Developing scientific research in the field of criminal sciences in accordance with the effective legal rules in UAE through supporting the Master’s theses, and emphasizing on comparative analytic studies.
- Establishing a legal center specialized in Gulf legal studies in the field of criminal sciences to contribute in preparation of Master’s students in this field.
- Supporting the criminal sciences and making the academic program as the axis of the criminal sciences development in UAE and GCC countries through providing consultations, holding academic and occupational conferences for the stakeholders within the social service framework.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Explain the criminal knowledge and related field in a comprehensive and advanced way.
- Use the contemporary knowledge of the criminal sciences to be a pillar of the constructive critical thinking and familiarity with the recent developments within the criminal sciences framework, occupational practice, and knowledge production in order to develop new concepts and solutions for the emerging challenges.
- Analyze the relevant issues in light of the scientific reality, find creative solutions and suggestions related to the academic and occupational fields, to create new concepts in the criminal sciences through integrating other cognitive fields.
- Apply the acquired skills in the field of criminal sciences, through refining skills that reflect thinking and analysis in a high degree of independence.
- Develop the ability to take responsibility and independent performance by making decisions, taking into account the study of professional ethics
- Creates methods that support to initiate and lead the teamwork.
- Propose new methods for taking appropriate decisions making into account unpredicted data.
Total Number of Courses
Total Number of Credit Hours
Total Hours 36
The course also covers the general principles of crime, as well as types, elements and penalties of crimes.
Students will study in depth of one or more topics of the penal law, including Incomplete crime , criminal intention, legitimate defense, criminal contribution, contraindications to criminal responsibility, causes of non- responsibility, individualization of punishment in legislation and the judiciary and the most important amendments and problems in the UAE and comparative laws.
The course also covers the definition of criminal defenses based on the criminal procedural law, defenses related to public order, defenses related to lack of jurisdiction, defenses related to crime, preemptory defenses, substantive defenses, and practical applications from the reality of judicial rulings in the UAE and comparative judiciary.
This course also covers the role of the international criminal courts, whether the permanent or special international criminal court, with a focus on the rulings issued by those courts or cases that are currently before them.
The students will understand the role of the UN Security Council in moving the criminal case before the Permanent International Criminal Court.
This course also deals with the study of the science of punishment with in-depth scientific theories of the science of punishment and their impact on contemporary penal systems, in addition to the rules of the general theory of criminal punishment in UAE law and its comparison with contemporary criminal systems.
Studying contemporary problems of criminal sanctions according to their purposes and means of implementation, punitive treatment of convicts, alternative penalties in UAE law, and comparative laws and their role in Reducing the criminal phenomenon, and individualizing the punishment.
The course also covers the legislative applications of these laws by addressing some forms of these legislations as information technology crimes in the UAE legislation and judiciary and comparing them with the legislation and the rulings of the comparative judiciary.
The students are assigned to prepare a legal research using the approved research methods and then present it to his colleagues.
Also, the course covers the relationship between human rights and criminal procedural rules, such as the guarantees of the accused in all stages of criminal procedures, such as evidence, investigation, and trial, whether before national or international courts.
- Evidences obtained from electronic means within the framework of the theory of Proof in comparative legislations.
- Modern scientific methods of proof under the theory of criminal proof comparative study
- The Power of the criminal judge in assessing the modern proof in comparison to the contemporary legal systems.
- Impact of proof by modern technical means on human rights.
- Any other specialized topics.
The course also covers the role of the victim at the trial stage, and his right to request compensation for the damages of the crime before criminal or civil courts.
Recommended Study Plan
AccreditationsThe American University in the Emirates is licensed by the UAE Ministry of Education – Commission for Academic Accreditation | caa.ae
Prof. Amer Al-Fakhoury
Professor / Dean
Prof. Raad Adham Al Sammarraie
Professor / Program Director – Masters of Intellectual Property
Dr. Qusay Al Falahi
Associate Professor / Program Director – Master in Arbitration
Dr. Ehab Alrousan
Associate Professor / Program Director - Master in Criminal Sciences
Dr. Naser Al Sherman
Associate Professor / Department Chair – Bachelor of Law
Dr. Dorsaf Arfaoui
Assistant Professor / Program Director - Professional Master In Sports Law
Prof. Inas Al-Khalid
Dr. Mahir Albana
Dr. Hatem Adela
Dr. Ayman Al-Hawawsheh
Dr. Khalid Alshoha
Dr. Ahmed Eldabousi
Dr. Luma Aldhaheri
Dr. Farouq Al-Shibli
Dr. Raed Faqir
Dr. Zainab Dahham
For undergraduate degree completion, undergraduate students must satisfy the following requirements:
- Earn a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a scale of 4.00.
- Successfully complete all courses as described in the study plan.
- The Degree Completion requirements must be met within the timeframe of the program.
- Successfully complete the “Thesis” course.
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