Course ObjectiveThe aim of this course is to familiarize students with quantitative and
qualitative research methods to study international crimes, other gross
human rights violations and their aftermath.
At the end of the course the student:
A. Has knowledge of and insight into:
1. Quantitative and qualitative research methodology in relation to
B. Is capable of:
2. Interpreting empirical research findings on international crimes;
3. Choosing a suitable research design and analysis method for a
particular question on international crimes’ prevalence, etiology,
reaction and victims;
4. Reflecting critically on research methods, results and
C. Shows evidence of:
5. An independent, critical attitude with regard to existing theories
6. An investigative, original and creative attitude with regard to
existing issues and solutions in relation to international criminal
justice and transitional justice;
7. Critical, analytical and normative reflection on academic research
and on research results.
We will achieve the objectives in two ways:
- field exercises
Course ContentDuring the course we will discuss and practice various research methods
for the study of international crimes and transitional justice, such as
sampling, instrument design, interviewing, data analysis, statistical
testing, methods for regular social research as well as specific methods
for international crimes.
Teaching MethodsTwo lectures a week for six weeks, starting from 25 November and with a
break from 16 December - 5 January (24 contact hours).
Method of AssessmentWritten exam (100%)
LiteratureResearch Methods for International Crimes (2018). Bijleveld, C.C.J.H.
Eleven publishers, The Hague.
Target AudienceThe course is open to master students ICC. Apart from regular ICC
students, the course is also open to a limited number of exchange
students and students of the master Law and Politics of International
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Law|
|Course Coordinator||dr. M.P. Bolhuis|
|Examiner||dr. M.P. Bolhuis|
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