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B.A.

(Hons) 41

IN POLICE MANAGEMENT
(4 Years, Plus an Optional Foundation Year, Bachelor of Arts)

AWARDED TITLE: BACHELOR OF ARTS IN POLICE MANAGEMENT


THE TITLE IS EQUIVALENT TO A UNIVERSITY
PROGRAM OF STUDY
DURATION: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
THE COURSE IS ACCREDITED BY THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION OF CYPRUS
WITH GOVERNMENT SUBSIDY (UP TO €3,417)

Promotion - Graduation

Students enrolled in this 4-Years plus an Optional Foundation Year program, earn a Bachelor
of Arts in Police Management. This program will equip students with the theoretical,
technical and empirical background necessary for the fight against crime and how to effectively
manage a security unit. The program will develop critical appreciation of the relationship
between the individual and social aspects of crime and victimization and the police
response to these issues. The program will utilize a variety of teaching and learning
techniques in order to develop a range of transferable academic and practical skills. This
programme has been designed for students intending to pursue a career in law enforcement
agencies in public and private sectors. This program consists of forty (40) courses and it
requires a minimum of 240 ECTS credits and pass mark is 50%.

The aims and objectives of the program are:

• To define the theoretical, technical and empirical background of policing and criminology
necessary for the fight against crime and how to effectively manage efficiently
a security unit.

• To outline the principles which influence responses to crime both in theory and in
practice, including restorative justice programmes as well as the punitive measures
at the disposal of the legal system.

• To examine the social, historical, cultural and political contexts in which crimes
are committed and constructed and in which policy responses to offenders and victims
are produced.

• To integrate critical thinking on social, police, criminology and other the related fields.

• To evaluate and apply practical research skills and undertake independent research
project work in the field of policing and criminology.

• To validate the student’s analytical, decision-making and communication competencies


together with those qualities of self-reliance, responsibility, integrity and
self awareness which will promote personal achievement and contribution
to law enforcement
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Subjects of the Course
A’ SEMESTER (15 periods) Compulsory
PERIODS PER WEEK ECTS
ENG 103 Public Speaking 3 6
HIS 101 History of Cyprus 3 6
CRM 101 Introduction to Criminology 3 6
CRM 103 Hate Crimes 3 6
CRM 102 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 6
TOTAL 15 30

B’ SEMESTER (15 periods) Compulsory


PERIODS PER WEEK ECTS
CRM 120 Private Security 3 6
MTH 121 Statistics I 3 6
CRM 121 Criminal Law 3 6
SOC 101 Principles of Sociology 3 6
CRM 126 Research Methodology 3 6
TOTAL 15 30

C’ SEMESTER (15 periods) Compulsory


PERIODS PER WEEK ECTS
CRM 145 Introduction to Police Studies 3 6
CRM 203 Correctional Systems 3 6
CRM 201 Juvenile Delinquency 3 6
MAR 101 Introduction to Marketing 3 6
HIS 145 European History 3 6
TOTAL 15 30

D’ SEMESTER (15 periods) Compulsory


PERIODS PER WEEK ECTS
CRM 205 Criminal Evidence 3 6
MGT 323 Introduction to Management 3 6
CRM 235 Addictions and Crime 3 6
CRM 210 Ethics in Criminal Justice 3 6
PSY 101 Basic Psychology 3 6
TOTAL 15 30
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Subjects of the Course 43

E’ SEMESTER (15 periods) Compulsory


PERIODS PER WEEK ECTS
CRM 314 Crime, Media and Culture 3 6
ENG 302 Advanced English 3 6
CRM 313 Internet and Crime 3 6
CRM 306 Global Security 3 6
BUS 361 Business Law 3 6
TOTAL 15 30

F’ SEMESTER (15 periods) Compulsory


PERIODS PER WEEK ECTS
CRM 302 Crime Prevention 3 6
CRM 320 Interviewing Methods 3 6
BUS 301 Organizational Behavior 3 6
CRM 410 Police Organization and Administration 3 6
RUS 101 Russian Language 3 6
TOTAL 15 30

G’ SEMESTER (15 periods) Compulsory


PERIODS PER WEEK ECTS
CRM 461 Research Methods for Crime Scientists 3 6
CRM 420 Organized Crime 3 6
BUS 415 Human Resource Management 3 6
CRM 422 Analyzing Homicide 3 6
CRM 404 Final Project - Thesis I 3 6
TOTAL 15 30

H’ SEMESTER (15 periods) Compulsory


PERIODS PER WEEK ECTS
CRM 411 Police Corruption 3 6
BUS 302 Business Ethics 3 6
CRM 421 Police Intelligence 3 6
BUS 418 Public Relations 3 6
CRM 405 Final Project - Thesis II 3 6
TOTAL 15 30

* Each period of study is 55 minutes


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Course Syllabus
BUSINESS CORE COURSES CRM121 CRIMINAL LAW
This course will examine courts within the frame-
MGT 323 Introduction to Management work of a larger criminal justice system including
BUS 301 Organizational Behaviour the structure, organization, and functions of the
BUS 415 Human Resource Management federal and state court systems and personnel.
MAR 101 Introduction to Marketing
BUS 418 Public Relations SOC101 PRINCIPLES OF SOCIOLOGY
MAR 402 Strategic Marketing This course provides a general introduction to the
BUS 401 Business Policy science of Sociology.
and Strategic Management
MAR302 Market Research CRM126 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Basic research concepts and practices applied in
FREE ELECTIVE COURSES solving business problems are studied.

ENG 302 Advanced English CRM 145 INTRODUCTION TO POLICE STUDIES


ENG 103 Public Speaking This course is a survey of the role of policing in
MTH 121 Statistics I society, including study of the historical evolution
RUS 101 Russian Language of the concepts and methods in policing, as well as
FRE 101 French Language analysis of the effectiveness of traditional and
GRE 101 Greek Language non-traditional techniques of law enforcement
(for foreign students) control of crime, disorder, and decay.

CRM203 CORRECTIONAL SYSTEMS


MAJOR REQUIREMENTS This course will cover the trends and develop-
ments in all elements of modern correctional
ENG 103 PUBLIC SPEAKING systems for treatment of juvenile and adult
The students are first introduced to the theory of offenders.
human communication. Such topics as the models
of the communication process and the characteris- CRM201 JUVENILE DELINQUENCY
tic of communication competence are presented. This course will cover the history and philosophy
of juvenile justice in America and Cyprus as well as
HIS101 HISTORY OF CYPRUS the impact of present societal reforms on the
This course is a general survey of the History of Cyprus. juvenile system. A wide array of theoretical
positions will be discussed and debated (e.g. social
CRM101 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINOLOGY structure theories, social process theories, social
This course is an introduction to criminology, reaction theories, etc.).
which includes definitions, historical perspectives
and the effects of crime on society. MAR101 INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING
An introductory course designed to explore the
CRM103 HATE CRIMES marketing mix ingredients. Emphasis is also placed,
The purpose of this course is to examine the on the analysis of the external factors of the
causes, manifestations, and consequences of hate business environment that influence marketing
crimes, as well as the larger social context within decisions.
which they occur and get reacted to in both legal
and extra-legal ways. HIS145 EUROPEAN HISTORY
This course is a general survey of the European
CRM102 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE History.
The course provides an introduction to the core of
American criminal justice system with a focus to CRM205 CRIMINAL EVIDENCE
the Cyprus criminal justice system. Students will This course provides students with an understanding
first examine the nature of crime in America and of the processes and actors operating through out
then examine the potential causes of crime. the course of a criminal investigation from the
crime scene it self, to the collection and analysis of
CRM 120 PRIVATE SECURITY evidence, its interpretation and eventual presen-
This course is a comparative examination of the tation in a courtroom.
relationship of the criminal justice system to
business and industrial security. It also provides an MGT323 INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT
overview of the administrative, personnel, and The course aims to examine the basis of Global
physical aspects of the security field. Management theory and practice, its evolution
and underlying nature. It introduces the student
MTH121 STATISTICS I to the basic managerial functions of planning,
To be introduced to basic probability and statistics organizing, and staffing, leading and controlling
concepts and techniques. Also be able to apply of the contemporary, global environment.
these techniques in Police management problems.
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Course Syllabus
CRM235 ADDICTIONS AND CRIME CRM306 GLOBAL SECURITY
Why do people take drugs? Why and how does This course is the study of transnational security
society attempt to control drug use and distribution, issues which have global implications such as war,
alcohol and gambling? What are the relationships terrorism, crime, conflicts, population movements,
between addictions and crime? Exploring questions famine, disease, poverty, natural disasters and
such as these will be central concerns in Addictions accidents.
and Crime course.
BUS 361 BUSINESS LAW
CRM 210 ETHICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE Throughout the centuries law has been an
This course is an intense examination of the integral part of all civilized societies. This remains
ethical considerations facing the criminal justice true today where the law encroaches on every
practitioner. Topics include determining moral aspect of daily life.
behavior, developing moral and ethical behavior,
ethics and law enforcement, ethics and the courts, CRM 302 CRIME PREVENTION
ethics and corrections, the ethics of punishment, This course provides an overview of the various
policy and management issues, professionalism, methods of crime prevention, including terrorism.
pride and ethics for practitioners. Related topics include target identification, target
protection techniques, and information assimilation
PSY101 BASIC PSYCHOLOGY and analysis
A general survey on fundamental psychological
principles and concepts derived from the application CRM320 INTERVIEWING METHODS
of the scientific method to the study of behavior, Students will gain a basic understanding of
with special emphasis on the application of such various interviewing techniques and styles.
principles in everyday concerns such as work, Individual approach to interview preparation,
human relations, mental health, social and completion, and documentation will be reviewed.
environmental interests, consumer concerns, and
education. BUS301 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
To emphasize the great importance of human
CRM 314 CRIME, MEDIA AND CULTURE behavior at work towards success and profitability.
This course examines the interrelationships Learn what factors emerge the organizational
between crime, criminal justice, and mass media. pro- ductivity in the dynamic organizational
It will explore the history of these linkages, the environment. To familiarize students with the
social science research, and the current issues complexity of the issues surrounding today’s
relative to crime and mass media. The course organizations in their internal environment and
examines the depictions of victims, offenders, and examines the contribution of behavioral science to
the criminal justice system in the media. The the management process from a theoretical and
evolution of these depictions in print media, functional perspective.
popular literature, films, television, and popular
music will be discussed. The possible impact of CMR410 POLICE ORGANIZATION
media images of crime and violence on individuals, AND ADMINISTRATION
groups, and public policy will be considered. Issues This course is a study of the organization,
regarding the future of crime, criminal justice, and management and administration of law enforce-
mass media also will be discussed. ment agencies.

ENG: 302 ADVANCED ENGLISH RUS: 101 RUSSIAN LANGUAGE I


Through a variety of motivating and thought The course aims to help students develop commu-
provoking authentic materials, students develop nication skills for the language of Russian.
skills to improve their ability to read native
speaker texts, understand extended spoken CRM461 RESEARCH METHODS
discourse. FOR CRIME SCIENTISTS
This course is designed to introduce students to
CRM313 INTERNET AND CRIME the language and methods of social science
This course is designed to provide students with research as applied to the information needs of
an overview of the legal, social and technical criminal justice practitioners and policy-makers.
impact of global “cybercrime”. Cybercrimes are
facilitated through the use of computers or other CRM420 ORGANIZED CRIME
technology devices, when they are connected to This course will examine the origins of the concept
the internet. of white collar crime, its economic consequences
and its financial, physical, cultural and social costs.
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Course Syllabus
BUS415 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT BUS302 BUSINESS ETHICS
The course emphasizes personnel and human The course is intended to serve as a bridge
resource management activities as an integrated between the nature of business and the role
relationship of people, jobs and organization. It played by various business institutions in other
enables the students to realize the importance of social structures and institutions.
effective personnel management for organiza-
tional performance. CRM421 POLICE INTELLIGENCE
This course aims to introduce the broad area of
CRM404 FINAL PROJECT - THESIS I police intelligence. Students should be able to
This course is designed to help students undertake comment on definitions of intelligence tools,
a research project. It provides a clear guide on how techniques, theories and methodologies and their
to undertake research as well as highlighting the utility in tackling terrorism and organized crime.
realities of undertaking research, including the
more common pitfalls. BUS418 PUBLIC RELATIONS
The course is dealing with the theory of communi-
CRM422 ANALYZING HOMOCIDE cation. The concepts of public, public opinion,
This course provides a description, discussion and research, and the place of public relations in the
evaluation of the various types of homicide. organization are examined.
Particular attention is given to examining the
patterns and trends in homicide as well as the CRM405 FINAL PROJECT - THESIS II
various theoretical explanations for why offenders This course is designed to help students undertake
engage in homicide. a research project. It provides a clear guide on how
to undertake research as well as highlighting the
CRM411 POLICE CORRUPTION realities of undertaking research, including the
This course is an intense examination of the more common pitfalls.
ethical considerations facing the criminal justice
practitioner.