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Criminal Justice Work

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For whom

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.


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.


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.

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

Sustainable minor

HU has a wide range of minors. If you’re interested in sustainability in relation to your field of study, HU is the place for you. Green Office compiled a list of the most sustainable minors and marked them with the Green Office logo. This is one of those minors. For more information on why Green Office deemed this minor sustainable, have a look at the Green Office website.


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.

Aanvullende informatie

Learning agreements received by us before December 7th 2019 will be taken into consideration.

Learning agreements are handled in order of entry. 


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


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 SharePoint sites and course guides before the minor period starts.


This course takes place in period C/D; it starts in February.