MSc in Global Crime, Justice and Security


There are an increasing number of areas of research and practice which require a knowledge and understanding of law, politics and the policy process, international relations, and various aspects of social science. The connected phenomena of crime, justice and security, in a global context, represent such a growing field of interest for academic research and are a focus of a range of international and domestic governing and non-governmental organisations.

This MSc brings together the Schools of Law and Social and Political Science to provide advanced level teaching in global crime, justice and security. Launched in 2008, the programme was designed to deliver and continuously develop an MSc that brings together scholars and their expertise in contemporary international developments in the field of crime, justice and security, in order to offer students a qualification which is very much more than the sum of its parts.

These pages tell you more about the aims and structure of the programme, the kind of material it handles and should let you decide if it is the MSc you are looking for.  If, after looking through these, you still have questions, please e-mail the Programme Director, Dr Alistair Henry, who will try as best to answer them.

Programme Director

Dr Alistair Henry

Alistair Henry is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and an Associate Director of the Scottish Institute for Policing Research, where he leads the Police Community Relations Network.

Alistair’s main research interests currently lie in the field of policing. In particular, he is actively interested in issues of governance and accountability, local and community policing, crime prevention and community safety, and partnership working between the police, other criminal justice organisations and local government. Alistair is also interested in academic-practitioner collaboration, knowledge translation and processes of learning in organisations.