Objectives and competences
The main objective of the Degree in Criminology at Universidad Isabel I is to qualify skilled professionals, providing broad and flexible knowledge of the basics of crime-related issues. Students will develop organization, coordination, and management skills. Students will be able to take measures, to conduct research, and to provide counselling in any public or private institution.
Our degree at Universidad Isabel I is clearly linked to the international arena. Different languages are used in our courses, mainly English, Portuguese and Spanish. This multinational and multicultural approach is reflected in our highly-qualified faculty, visiting professors and, most importantly, in students from all over the world who will no doubt contribute to create an open-minded working atmosphere in our learning community.
From an empirical point of view, Criminology is related to the following issues:
- Criminalization and victimization processes.
- Causes and organization of crime and deviance.
- Processes of prevention and crime and victimization management.
- Official and non-official responses to crime, deviance and social damage.
- Crime representations, offenders, victims, and control agencies and agents.
These tasks may be developed within the general scope of crime management or in any of their functional areas, such as forensic criminology or criminalistics, offender and victim’s assessment and therapy, crime research, the development, implementation and assessment of programmes focused on the control and prevention of crime, etc.
Our graduates in Criminology will have comprehensive knowledge the above functional areas operate and are organised, along with the general objectives of Criminology within the context of crime prevention. Besides, our students will be able to contribute to effective and enhanced crime control systems. Graduates in Criminology by Universidad Isabel I will have the necessary skills to assess crime and victimization, as well as the appropriate prevention measures. They will be able to design and implement intervention programmes and provide counselling in prevention policies.
Our graduates will acquire specialized professional skills that will enable them to undertake positions of responsibility and management in key areas of crime control. Therefore, they will be able to identify limits and opportunities in given environments, assign resources, organize information, coordinate and motivate people, make decisions, develop planning and management tasks, reach objectives and assess results.
The profile we pursue for our future graduates in Criminology is based on a more scientific and empirical approach to the discipline. Thus, our main objective is to qualify skilled professionals with a general and flexible view of the crime phenomenon that allows them to undertake management, planning and assessment tasks in any company or institution related to security, justice, law enforcement, and crime prevention. These graduates will become highly qualified professionals whose profile will be determined by our five areas of specialization.
The tasks described above can be developed within the general domain of institutions and/or companies as well as in any of their functional areas.
Thanks to the degree programme and to the five specializations available, graduates in Criminology will acquire a vast knowledge of different areas covered by the wide range of options offered at the University.
It is worth mentioning that the Degree in Criminology at Universidad Isabel I de Castilla provides specific training for the above-mentioned tasks but it does not provide students with a professional accreditation. However, with the upcoming creation of the Official School of Criminologists, significant and necessary progress is expected towards the professionalization and autonomy of criminologists.
Check the competences developed in the Degree in Criminology. Click on each category to browse the list:
- Basic and General competences
|CB-01||Analysis, synthesis, and organization skills.|
|CG-02||Written and oral skills in the native language.|
|CG-03||Field-related knowledge of a foreign language and/or ICT.|
|CG-04||Ability to manage information.|
|CG-06||Critical thinking and independent learning.|
|CG-07||To pursue quality.|
|CB1||To show and understand knowledge about the field of expertise, building upon secondary education, through advanced text books as well as from the latest research in the field.|
|CB2||To apply knowledge in professional life and to show competences enabling critical thinking and problem solving within the field of expertise.|
|CB3||To gather and interpret relevant data (usually field-related) in order to express reasoned opinions on social, scientific, and ethical matters.|
|CB4||To disseminate information, ideas, problems, and solutions among experts and lay people alike.|
|CB5||To develop the necessary learning skills to undertake further studies with great autonomy.|
- Specific competences
|CE-01||To show and understand basic knowledge of Anthropology, Political Science, Law, Economy, Biology, Statistics, Psychology, Medicine, Forensic and Criminological Linguistics, and foreign language in order to acquire specific knowledge of Criminology.|
|CE-02||To be able to apply knowledge on Criminology to different professional situations. Show skills to develop, summarize and justify one’s arguments in order to solve different problems in the field of Criminology through the study of real cases.|
|CE-03||To be able to gather, select and interpret relevant data in criminological research and procedures, in order to develop value judgements and critical thinking. Ability to conduct in-depth and informed reflection on relevant topics in the area of Criminology from a social, scientific and ethical perspective. To be able to provide counselling and develop proposals for expert measures and actions.|
|CE-04||Ability to communicate effectively and show problem solving skills in front of specialised and non-specialised audiences.|
|CE-05||Ability to remember the basic concepts of Criminology, as well as relevant breakthrough cases and data.|
|CE-06||Ability to understand, select, interpret, and transfer information to new contexts within the field of Criminology.|
|CE-07||Ability to identify issues related to Criminology, ask relevant questions and research on them.|
|CE-08||Ability to use Criminology concepts and theories in order to understand and analyse crime, victimization and crime and deviance responses, to make realistic representations of what is presented in the media or in official reports, and to explain social problems under the standards of Criminology theory.|
|CE-09||Ability to analyse, assess and communicate empirical information about criminality, victimization, crime and deviance response, and crime representations.|
|CE-10||Ability to identify topics related to human rights in criminality and deviance responses, to recognise ethical issues dealing with research and to work according to the ethical principles developed by scientific associations and professional entities. Ability to distinguish and apply different research strategies, including quantitative and qualitative methods and to be able to apply the appropriate approach to specific research questions.|
|CE-11||To understand the principles of crime and its different levels: spatial, social, cultural, legal, political and professional. The student will learn the different aspects of Criminology from a cross-curricular perspective.|
|CE-12||To understand the dynamic and progressive nature of crime. Graduates will be able to understand the complexity and heterogeneity of crime, to keep a positive and rational attitude in the development of their professional activity, and to make open and informed decisions in today’s global and ever-changing society.|
|CE-13||To assess the advantages and different objectives of the most relevant theories and responses to crime and deviance, including the protection of human rights.|
|CE-14||To understand the legal framework applied to criminal activities. To know current legislation applied to different kinds of crimes and offenses, being able to plan and develop the professional activity according to that legislation.|
|CE-15||To perform after this unit you will be able to –according to the student’s proficiency level- necropsies, to process biopsies and cytological testing of clinical samples by interpreting and validating technical results; to be able to make a photographic record of macroscopic and microscopic items.|
|CE-16||To organize and plan a professional unit/department –according to the student’s proficiency level- being able to adapt procedures, develop information and guidelines, anticipating and assigning tasks, resources and materials.|
|CE-17||To prevent occupational hazards by applying occupational safety measures both to people and facilities. To be able to face emergencies effectively by presenting solutions and solving work-related problems.|
|CE-18||To set out and organize information and clinical documentation management, being able to interpret and codify data while ensuring the compliance of health administration standards and international systems of classification and codification in order to make sure that there is an effective communication between the different units/services.|
|CE-19||To develop teamwork skills, being able to undertake responsibilities, achieve the objectives and keep an appropriate communication. To know how to face emergencies effectively by presenting solutions and solving work-related problems.|
|CE-20||To organize/manage documentation files and clinical records.|
- Competencias propias de la Universidad Isabel I
|Code||Competences of Universidad Isabel I|
|CU-01||To communicate in English as a key asset in a globalised social and economic environment.|
|CU-02||To identify and value personal and professional opportunities, taking ownership of actions taken, using the necessary resources for sustainable individual or corporate projects.|
|CU-03||To be able to communicate effectively, speaking or writing, for personal and professional matters.|
|CU-04||To use ICTs for the development of work projects matching current needs in society.|
|CU-05||To carry out scientifically sound research to advance the profession.|
|CU-06||To learn to actively work individually.|
|CU-07||To be aware of new work modalities, such as teleworking or group work via network, and to be able to collaboratively work in those modalities.|
|CU-08||To understand internships and collaborative learning as a way to implement and find out about the applications of declarative knowledge.|
|CU-09||To place Higher Vocational Training on equal footing with higher education.|
|CU-10||To identify and be able to solve problems regarding fundamental rights and democratic values.|
|CU-11||To be able to advance gender equality and equal opportunities for all.|
|CU-12||To be able to take a stance for mediation and peace keeping.|
|CU-13||To safeguard and accept diversity, especially regarding people with disabilities, even implementing affirmative action.|
|CU-14||To find positive ways to protect nature, the environment and historical, artistic, and cultural heritage.|
|CU-15||To use language correctly and to communicate effectively with lay people.|
|CU-16||To be able to draft technical field-related reports.|
|CU-17||To be able to present the rationale for a given argument based on models, theories, standards, etc.|