Criminal Justice Work


Crime is all over the world and has no borders. Well known examples are international terrorism or organized crime like the mafia. But it can also be seen in petty crimes like possession of cannabis for personal use, smuggling fireworks or downloading music. They’re all transnational and it forces law enforcement from different countries to work together. The police, policy makers, paralegals and social workers, they all play a part in either enforcing the law, crime prevention, upholding legal procedures, probation and reduction of the reoffending rate.

How does the minor contribute here?

Globalization requires a globally-minded view of professionals working in the field of criminal justice. However, each country has a different law enforcement culture. Their national values and norms are part of their respective definitions of and dealings with crime. Typical ‘Dutch’, ‘German’, ‘Australian’, ‘British’, ‘Romanian’ or other ways of crime fighting, forces professionals to adjust their approaches once they are confronted with transnational crime.

Participating students learn to understand the perspective of colleagues and professionals abroad in order to cooperate with them. The classes and lectures are truly international, with students from all over the world. It will focus on current developments in this field. Assignments and lectures have a practical approach and are developed in co-creation with practitioners in the field.

Entry requirements

Sufficient command of the English language.