LAW3035 : Terrorism and Counter-terrorism Law
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Mr Colin Murray
- Lecturer: Mr Joshua Jowitt
- Owning School: Newcastle Law School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
1. To acquire knowledge and understanding of the key legal principles and techniques involved in counter-terrorism.
2. To critically analyse the problems democratic states face in conceptualising and responding to terrorism.
3. To enable students to engage with the contemporary legal and political debates about national security and appropriate responses to terrorism.
Outline Of Syllabus
The module is structured into 5 topics which will look at different elements in the UK's response to terrorism.
Outline the course structure and themes
War model of terrorism
Crime model of terrorism
2. Criminal law responses to terrorism
Criminalising support of terrorism
Problems in conducting terrorism trials
3. Criminal Procedure and Counter-Terrorism
4. Executive and quasi-criminal controls
Internment in Northern Ireland
Indefinite detention of non UK nationals
Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures
5. Counter-Terrorism in Context
International Co-operation in the 'War on Terror'
Terrorist Asset Seizure
Deportation of Terrorist Suspects
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||30||1:00||30:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||5||1:00||5:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Drop-in/surgery||1||1:00||1:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||164:00||164:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Both lectures and seminars will be interactive and require advance student preparation. The seminars will also involve a variety of teaching methods, such as group work, presentations and class debates. The rationale for these teaching methods is to promote analytical, argumentative and critical skills essential for discourse. Their will be considerable directed and independent study for both the classes and the assessment. The teaching methods will bring together knowledge, cognitive, research and assessed key skills.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The emphasis in this module is upon developing analytical skills, critique and innovative thinking. The assessed coursework will give students the opportunity to develop and demonstrate their research skills, their ability to understand terrorism and counter-terrorism law and policy, and present coherent arguments supported by appropriate legal, academic and policy arguments. The unseen examination assess problem solving and application skills across the curriculum. The emphasis in this module is upon developing analytical skills, critique and innovative thinking. The assessed coursework will give students the opportunity to develop and demonstrate their research skills, their ability to understand terrorism and counter-terrorism law and policy, and present coherent arguments supported by appropriate legal, academic and policy arguments.
The examination is supported by annotated Approved Source Material to assist students in the development of their arguments and to minimise the role played by memorisation in the assessment. As a result of the time taken to the use this resource in exam conditions, the module assessment requires students to answer three questions from a choice of six in 180 minutes.
- Reading List Website : rlo.ncl.ac.uk