Criminal Justice Work

Are you interested in legal, governmental and social views on law enforcement, crime control and crime prevention in different countries? The minor Criminal Justice Work gives students the opportunity to specialize in this certain area of social sciences, law and safety and security. Although globalization requires a globally minded view of professionals working in the field of criminal justice, each country has a different law enforcement culture. Important is to understand the perspective and context of the professionals in the field of criminal justice abroad, in order to achieve a good, mutual cooperation.

You can also follow this minor as a part-time student. Ask the minor contact person for the possibilities.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. You are expected to have attained English language skills at CEFR level B2.


Crime is all over the world and has no borders. From international terrorism to organized crime. However, it also show itself in petty crimes, like illegally downloaded content. All these appearances of crime are transnational and force law enforcement of different countries to look across national borders. This also means that professionals working in law enforcement and crime prevention – police, policy makers, paralegals and social workers – have to work closely together with their international counterparts. In this programme, you learn about the various aspects of international crime fighting. Assignments and lectures have a practical approach and are developed in co-creation with practitioners in the field.

For more information: Flyer Criminal Justice Work

Learning objectives

The general course aim of the minor courses is to contribute to the fulfillment of the European (Dublin) descriptors for the bachelor’s degree: knowledge and understanding, applying knowledge and understanding, making judgements, communication and learning skills. Every course has a specific learning output which is connected with these descriptors. You can find more information about the content, the learning output and goals of the minor courses on the SharePoint sites and course guides. You can also contact the programme coordinator.


This programme offers you a virtual journey through culturally diverse legal, governmental and social views on crime control and prevention. The programme consists of six courses, three per period.

Title ECTS
Cultural Criminology 5
Criminal Law in European Context 5
Public Management of Security 5
Strengthening Social Capital and Social Network 5
Effective Probation in European Context 5
Working Alliance 5


Examination of the courses will normally happen through written individual assignments or exams. In some courses, you will be required to give an oral group presentation.


Literature will be announced via the CANVAS sites and course guides before the minor period starts.


This minor takes place in the periods C/D; it starts in February.

Additional costs



This minor course is marked by the Green Office as a sustainable minor. This means that by participating in this minor course, you can contribute to one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals from the UN.


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