Students will acquire knowledge and analytical skills in the field of criminology. After successfully completing the course the student will be able to apply the acquired knowledge of criminological phenomenology and etiology in practice. Also, students will be able to assess the quality, sustainability and feasibility of measures and strategies to combat criminal behavior in practical conditions and based on empirical criminological knowledge. Special emphasis on criminology as a field from which various other fields have developed, such as victimology and comparative criminology, provides the necessary competencies and skills for the 5th year of legal study.
Practical and Generic Skills:
Students will acquire the following general and specific abilities and skills:
- use basic criminological terms and terminology;
- interpret the results of criminological research;
- choose criminological methods applied to the subject of study;
- apply the acquired knowledge of criminological phenomenology and etiology in practice;
- compare and analyze the prevalence, trends and structure of crime in Croatia and abroad and calculate the crime rate;
- to single out the most important criminogenic and endogenous and exogenous factors that contribute to criminogenesis;
- examine and categorize different criminological theories and connect them with different forms of criminal behavior;
- design the content and course of criminological quantitative and qualitative research;
- propose the necessary changes to the penal policy and the punishment policy with regard to certain manifestations of criminal behavior;
- build a methodological system for the preparation of written papers in the field of criminology.
Matching Assessments to Learning Outcomes:
1. Written and oral exam to check learning outcomes - knowledge and understanding
2. Problem tasks for checking learning outcomes - application
3. Research seminars, possibility to participate in criminological and victimological domestic and international research, accredited courses - analysis
4. Preparation of written student papers (essays, seminar papers) for checking learning outcomes - synthesis and evaluation
5. Assessment is carried out during the course with the appropriate learning outcome and finally on the written and oral exam from the course. In the latter, the grades acquired during the course will be taken into account in formulating the final grade. Assessment criteria are all learning outcomes - demonstrated knowledge and understanding of criminology and the basics of criminal law, the ability to apply criminological methods in practice, the ability to analyze and synthesize and properly evaluate the content acquired during classes.