Europe's open societies and criminal justice: a challenging relationship
Criminal justice systems face the challenges of internationalisation, digitalisation and European integration. National criminal justice systems have to interact with other areas of law and with other legal orders. This is acutely evident in Europe, where significant parts of national substantive and procedural criminal law have been brought within the scope of EU law-making. EU law and criminal law have entered into a dynamic interaction, which shapes and redefines their very foundations. This is necessary to control crime and ensure due process at a national, EU and international level (UN, Council of Europe), but also to enforce EU policies and retain Europe’s position as a global actor in the area of security and criminal justice.
In the video Professor François Kristen tells you about the Master’s programme European Criminal Justice in a Global Context and the career prospects this Master offers: