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Faculty of Psychology



Faculty of Psychology

 

Criminology via distance learning

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Criminology Online via distance learning
Bachelor's Degree - Criminology Online via distance learning
Master's Degree - Criminology Online via distance learning
Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Criminology Online via distance learning

 

This program details and analyzes all aspects of criminology including, crime patterns, causes, methods, and theory development, as well as crimes in the modern world and responses to criminal behavior. It gives students a better understanding of the central issues defining contemporary criminology to allow them to have their own conclusions and evaluations. It analyzes the principles of an effective criminal investigation including all aspects related to equipment, technology, and procedures. It also describes investigation techniques and the processes of identifying and processing physical evidence.

 

Academic Supervisor : Timothy Kiambi Maburi
More information about this academic supervisor at Bircham University Human Network. More info...

 

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).

 

Criminology
Criminal Justice
Organized Crime
Delinquency & Violence
Fraud & Corporate Crime
Drug Addictions
Crime Victims
Fire & Arson Investigation
Criminal Behavior
Crime Law and Prevention
Terrorism
Cyberspace Law
Criminal Investigation
Crime Scene & Evidence

 

 

Criminology via distance learning

 

This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctor) Degree Programs. This academic program is designed at the postgraduate level (Master’s or Doctoral). This module may also be adapted to complete the course requirements of Specialist, Expert Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree. A further option is the enrollment into each of the courses listed within this specialization module. This module may be combined or completed with other modules from this faculty. More info...

 

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Criminology Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 1.050 Euros (1.350 US$) ... 1.470 Euros (1.890 US$).
Specialist - Expert Diploma Online : 15 ... 21 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Criminology via distance learning = 42 Academic credits - Select 5 courses for the online diploma of Specialist or 7 courses for the Expert Diploma from the total of courses from this specialization module.

 

Bachelor's Degree - Criminology Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 3.510 Euros (4.420 US$) ... 6.800 Euros (8.700 US$).
Bachelor's Degree Online : 130 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Criminology via distance learning = 42 Academic credits + 60 credits in General Education (may be transferred from previous education and professional experience) + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Psychology from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.

 

Master's Degree - Criminology Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 4.680 Euros (6.120 US$) ... 7.020 Euros (9.180 US$).
Master's Degree Online : 36 ... 54 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Criminology via distance learning = 42 Academic credits + 13 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Criminology Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).
Doctor Ph.D. Degree Online : 45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Criminology via distance learning = 42 Academic credits + 18 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Payment plans are available upon request up to 24 monthly installments.

 

 

BIU adapts each distance learning higher education degree program to the needs of each student.

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METHOD OF INSTRUCTION: Distance Learning Higher Education

 

This distance learning education program is completed by a traditional correspondence instruction method. Once you sign up for the course, Bircham International University will send you (to your mailing address) the suggested textbooks. After reading the book, you will be asked to write a 20 to 35 pages report that reflect your understanding of the book. This report is equivalent to the exam and can be submitted by email or mail. Bircham International University will evaluate your written work. If passed, BIU will issue the corresponding diploma. For more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring, and evaluation, please read our distance learning education study guide. More info...

 

Students enrolling into this distance education program should be aware that:
1. Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials for successful completion of this program of study.
2. Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of this program of study.
3. Capacity: Any impediment, physical or psychological, to read a book and write a report must be communicated to Bircham International University prior to enrollment into this distance learning program.
4. Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this distance education program.
5. Language: Book reading and report writing in other language than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in any distance learning program.
6. Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, gender, beliefs or religion.
7. Age: Check the admission requirements for each distance education degree program. More info...

 

All information related to the distance learning degree programs is in English, although you may, upon request and approval, submit the required assignments in other languages.

 

Duration - Criminology Online via distance learning

For a program of 21 credits, the estimated time for completion is 21 weeks. For 45 credits, the estimated time for completion will be 45 weeks, and so on. Calculations are approximate. The length of each distance learning degree program is calculated based on an average of 15 hours of learning per week. It also depends on the number of validated credits from previous knowledge and the level of commitment to the studies.

 

 

Criminology via distance learning

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):


1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).
This course is suitable for company training. More info...

 

Criminology
This course provides an overview of the major theories of criminology and their application(s) to contemporary crime issues. It explores crime types, causation, patterns and organization, apprehension, punishment treatment, as well as agents and agencies related to crime and criminals.
Academic Supervisor : Anna Sofie Helen Bolin

Criminal Justice
This course examines the criminal justice system, including law enforcement, the courts, and correctional methods. It revises the origins, ideologies, and consequences of various criminal justice systems, both historically and cross-culturally, with emphasis on contemporary administration. It explores and evaluates differing philosophies underlying the correction of criminal behavior.
Academic Supervisor : Marianella Medina Perez

Organized Crime
This course examines the local, regional, national, and international crime groups and organizations as part of a criminal system that includes government officials, business leaders, and police. It also discusses illegal services in the case of strong public demand and protection through corruption and intimidation.
Academic Supervisor : Anna Sofie Helen Bolin

Delinquency & Violence
This course analyzes and explains delinquency from various theoretical perspectives. It emphasizes on juvenile delinquency as a unique kind of crime, different from ordinary adult crime. It also explores offenses such as robbery, vandalism, arson, stalking, assaults, domestic violence, sex crimes, and homicides as committed by both occasional and career criminals.
Academic Supervisor : Francisco Chelos Lopez

Fraud & Corporate Crime
This course examines economic crimes namely bribery, fraud, misappropriation of funds, extortion, and breach of trust. It focuses on corruption and other related financial crimes. It reviews the schemes used by employees, owners, managers, and executives to commit fraud, and the factors that motivate individuals to commit fraud, the strategies of fraud detection, and prevention measures.
Academic Supervisor : Anna Sofie Helen Bolin

Drug Addictions
This course examines the behavioral characteristics of addiction, drug- and learning- induced brain changes, the psychology of choice, obsessive compulsive disorder and its neural substrates, and the distinction between voluntary and involuntary behavior. It explores the psychological, social, legal, and situational factors involved in drug usage, its effect on human behavior and criminal activity, and critical issues in drug control initiatives.
Academic Supervisor : Francisco Chelos Lopez

Crime Victims
This course explores the historical role of crime victims, the victimization in modern society, the victimization process and solutions, and victim's rights. It emphasizes the social, legal, and psychological aspects of victims, the victim-offender interaction, and society response to victims.
Academic Supervisor : Francisco Chelos Lopez

Fire & Arson Investigation
This course investigates approaches in fire and arson crimes with emphasis on arson motives and pathology, incendiary fire analysis and detection, fire behavior, principles related to fire origin and cause determination, and a technical analysis of fraud- related arson. Emphasis is placed on the collection and preservation of evidence, photography, diagrams and notes, interviewing, legal issues, court qualification, and testimony.
Academic Supervisor : Luis Fontanet Sallan

Criminal Behavior
This course examines the psychological processes related to criminal behavior, social deviance, aggression theory, bio-psychological factors, criminal homicide, sexual offenses, drugs and crime, correctional psychology, the criminal offender, and the mentally disordered offender.
Academic Supervisor : Francisco Chelos Lopez

Crime Law and Prevention
This course examines the key areas in criminal law, including the sources of law, the different types of crimes, culpability and criminal capacity, elements of crime, and the principles of legality. It also examines crime prevention programs at individual and community levels, as well as the legal, ethical, cost and benefits issues in crime prevention, and the development of crime prevention policies.
Academic Supervisor : Marianella Medina Perez

Terrorism
This course takes an in-depth analysis into domestic and international terrorism with focus on current terrorist threats and issues. It examines causes, criminal procedures, and the legal and constitutional issues in reference to terrorism investigation, prevention, apprehension. and prosecution of terrorists.
Academic Supervisor : Anna Sofie Helen Bolin

Cyberspace Law
This course focuses on the legal issues confronting the participants in Cyberspace. Whether considered as a Virtual Space, the Internet, or simply the Web, Cyberspace embodies a challenging interaction of law, public policy, technology, and market. In the context of cyber culture and technology, this course examines the key contemporary procedural and issues including jurisdiction, governmental regulation of pornography and indecency, privacy, intellectual property, and evolving Internet commerce. It also focuses on the investigation and prosecution of computer crimes.
Academic Supervisor : Alba Garcia Seco de Herrera

Criminal Investigation
This course examines the elements and techniques of criminal investigations. It includes crime scene examination, collection of evidence, search for witnesses, questioning suspects, and protecting the integrity of the physical evidence found at the scene and while in transit to a forensic science laboratory. It also reviews the procedures for the use and control of informants, inquiries keyed to basic leads, other information-gathering activity, and the chain of custody procedures.
Academic Supervisor : Anna Sofie Helen Bolin

Crime Scene & Evidence
This course examines the process of reconstructing the events and actions that occurred at the crime scene through analysis of crime scene pattern, position of physical evidence, and laboratory analysis. It explores the principles used in identifying and analyzing physical evidence, its collection, and its preservation. It reviews the forms and relevancy of evidence admissible in courts.
Academic Supervisor : Anna Sofie Helen Bolin

 

Admission - Criminology Online via distance learning

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For official admission status at Bircham International University distance learning higher education degree programs, you need to send in a filled out, dated and signed official Application for Admission. You may download this application form from our website or request it by email or mail. Please send this application and enclosed documents to the corresponding BIU Office and allow ten business days for processing. You may also submit this application and attached documents by email in PDF Format.

Allow ten business days for processing.

ALL applicants must:
* Fill out the application for admission;
* Submit one ID-sized photo; and
* Date and sign the application.

ALL Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate applicants also must:
* Attach biodata in the form of a Curriculum Vitae (Resume);
* Submit Registration Fee of 200 €uros or 250 US$ (contact BIU Office for payment details);
* Include copies of diplomas, transcripts, relevant documents; and
* Include any additional program proposal, scholarship request, etc. (optional).

 

Bircham International University issues an admission certificate after receiving your complete application for admission. This document will show the amount of credits transferred and validated from previous education and experience, and the amount of credits required to complete the distance learning degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission.

 

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Recognition - Criminology Online via distance learning

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Non formal and independent education leading to degrees not formally recognized by a Ministry of Education.
Acceptance of these distance learning higher education academic credits is always the prerogative of the receiving institution or employer. Recognition criteria differ depending on each educational institution or company policy and country legal framework.

 

 

Recommended Professional References

Criminology Online via distance learning

 

Bircham International University graduates may join many professional associations. Membership requirements for each association may vary depending on the degree program, specialization and graduate resume on each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides this list of recommended memberships and professional references because we consider that joining the proper association(s) is the best way to become an updated professional. Contact directly the ones you select.

 

ACS - Asian Criminological Society

AFC - Association Française de Criminologie

ALPEC - Asociación Latinoamericana de Derecho Penal y Criminología

APC - Associação Portuguesa de Criminologia

ASC - The American Society of Criminology

BSC - British Society of Criminology

CPT - Consejo Profesional de Terapeutas

CPT - Council of Professional Therapists

EAPL - European Association of Psychology and Law

ESC - European Society of Criminology

FACE - Federación de Asociaciones de Criminólogos de España

IACA - International Association of Crime Analysts

IALEIA - International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts

ICA - International Criminologists Association

ISC - International Society for Criminology

SCEC - Sociedad Científica Española de Criminología

SEIC - Sociedad Española de Investigación Criminológica

 

 

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