SOCY 2700J/S: INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW
Winter/J-Term, Summer I,
$ USD 3000
This course will provide the students an understanding of Costa Rica’s legal system, its evolution and current situation. Students will explore criminal policy and law enforcement in Costa Rica from the different state agencies (Ministerio de Justicia y Paz - Ministry of Justice & Peace, Ministerio de Seguridad Pública – Ministry of Public Security and Poder Judicial – Judicial Power).
Emphasis will be given in areas of: the effects of military abolition, the actions of the Costa Rican government to comply with international law regarding human rights, organized crime, firearms policy in private security and penitentiary system policy. Students will complement the information received during the course with guided tours to places of interest to complement and better understand the topics and the participation of guest’s speakers.
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