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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.

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.


The general course aim of the minor courses is to contribute to the fulfillment of the European (Dublin) descriptors for the bachelor’s degree: k nowledge 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. More information about the content, the learning output and goals of the minor courses is available on the SharePoint sites and course guides. For more information regarding these courses, you can also contact the coordinator.

Aanvullende informatie

Learning Agreements received by us before December 1 2018 can be considered.

Learning agreements are handled in order of entry

As a condition for enrolment the propaedeutic phase has to be passed. This is due to main phase intake.


​Sufficient command of the English language.


The minor has various types of assessment, like paper, exam, assignment, essay and presentation.


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