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ΚKΠ10 - Criminal Policy

Tutor: Vassilis Karydis

ECTS: 4.5

Short Description:

This course examines the science of criminal policy within the general context of public policy and focuses on the measures taken to address the phenomenon of crime.The course comprises three units-sections:

  • A right to security or the security of rights (?)
  • Forms of crime and transformations of criminal policy
  • Criminal policy models


The main objective of this course consists in the clarification of the strategies used for the design and implementation of criminal policies at local, national and European levels, as well as the comprehension of the determinants shaping their content.

Learning Outcomes

Students will become familiar with the different criminal policy models approached in a comparative perspective, especially through the examination of the application of security policies in Europe and the U.S.A. The critical analysis of the development of the concepts of penality and security constitutes the second main objective of the course.


13 three-hour lectures


Written or oral exams after the end of the course.Another 10% for the preparation/ presentation of papers on a voluntary basis.


Panousis, I. (2007), Criminogenic risks, Nomiki Vivliothiki, Athens  
Papatheodorou T. (2005), Public safety and criminal policy, Nomiki Vivliothiki, Athens