Universidad Isabel I is the first Spanish university with a Faculty of Criminology.
Criminology is an interdisciplinary science on everything related to crime and crime analysis, including victims, offenders and community monitoring. Criminology is therefore related to criminal law, human sciences such as sociology, psychology and anthropology. In addition, it is closely linked to sciences applied to crime analysis, such as forensic medicine, legal medicine, criminal biology, and criminalistics.
As in all our online programmes, the following cross-curricular courses are included as a distinctive feature of Universidad Isabel I: Application of ICTs to professional practice, Professional communication in English, and Professional communication techniques in the first year; Scientific communication in English in the second year; Social values and ethics in the fourth year.
Nowadays, Criminology is a highly-demanded science by all kind of companies, either private or public, and its popularity is going to increase even more in the near future. Fiction TV shows, based on criminology and the study of murder, crime, community monitoring, and the victim, have greatly contributed to this success.
I’ve always been interested in the unusual side of science. I started my lab studies very young and ended up in Criminology, a field that really fascinates me. Criminology provides many career opportunities, even beyond the area of law enforcement. It is a very flexible science that depends very much on how you are able to apply your knowledge and skills.
Criminology is the perfect complement for a professional career in both, law enforcement and private security because the skills acquired may be really useful in these fields.
Criminology deals mainly with four aspects: victims, offenders, community monitoring, and crime. So many courses are based on these four elements, such as: anti-crime policy, victimology, forensic medicine, criminalistics, research techniques in social and legal studies, etc. What I mean is that there is a wide range of areas where criminology can be applied.
The fact that you can manage your own schedule to study whenever and wherever you decide opens up opportunities for you to forge a future career in the field of criminology.
D. Víctor Rodríguez González
Director of the Degree in Criminology
He holds a degree in Criminology, Private Detective and Director of Security. He is a legal expert in Criminalistics and holds a Master’s degree in Crime Analysis and Crime Prevention.
He has worked on several national cases as a legal expert as well as an expert in criminology and public and private security.