CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The University of New Hampshire School of Law has developed an online degree program in international criminal law to meet a growing need to prosecute cases in human and drug trafficking and intellectual property theft.
In the United States, there are more than 600,000 people working in professions related to international criminal law and justice. UNH Law says it is offering the first degree program that offers a focused and specific pathway to career advancement in this field.
UNH said the program, designed for both lawyers and non-lawyers, holds particular promise for current members of the military with advanced credentials and those considering transitioning to the civilian world. Specific topics will cover issues such as intellectual property crimes, international white-collar crime, cybercrime, the criminal prosecution of individuals for human rights violations, and global counter-terrorism efforts.
“Over the past thirty years, international crime has undergone a soaring transformation. Since 2004, national prosecutorial trends show an increased law enforcement focus in this area and the need for lawyers and professionals who can address these global issues is an ever-increasing imperative,” said Albert “Buzz” Scherr, chairman of the International Criminal Law and Justice Program at UNH Law.