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Rabi Dobson-Smith, MSc Criminal Investigations

Rabi Dobson-SmithRabi graduated from the BSc (Hons) Applied Criminology (Investigations Pathway) here at Derby and moved on to study the MSc as a full-time student. During the MSc, Rabi was successful in gaining an internship at 

the ‌International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague – an unmissable opportunity for any investigations student.‌‌

The ICC investigates and tries individuals charged with the gravest crimes of concern to the international community: genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. Rabi worked there as an Investigations and Analysis Intern for six months.

Rabi shares both his highlights from working at the ICC and his university experience so far:

“I can’t express how thrilled and grateful I was to be offered the internship at the International Criminal Court. It was an opportunity to combine my passion for investigations with international travel, and the chance to actually make a difference! I've met so many inspiring people from all over the world and worked alongside some of the best investigators there are.”

“As someone who has also experienced other universities, what really sets the University of Derby apart is the practical and vocational element to the course. From real-life interview practice, to case studies and even the opportunity to undertake the Certificate of Knowledge in Policing, Derby gave me the confidence, and critically, the ability to translate academia into practice. This is something that has been instrumental to my success.”

“Some truly incredible people work at the University of Derby. I honestly wouldn’t be where I am today without the amazing support of the passionate and dedicated lecturers on my programme.”

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