Institutional language policy

The courses within this study programme are taught in Serbian language.

For all additional information on the courses or a study programme please contact the Erasmus institutional coordinator, Professor Saša Mijalković, PhD, the Vice-Rector for International and Institutional Cooperation, at e-mail: sasa.mijalkovic@kpu.edu.rs.

All information on the teachers who are in charge of the courses of this study programme are available in the following document: TEACHING STAFF.


Purpose of the Curriculum

The purpose of this curriculum is to ensure that students receive a CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SPECIALIST degree. Graduate Specialist Studies of Criminalistics are based on adequate criminalistics disciplines and other sciences and scientific disciplines.

The Graduate Specialist Studies module involving contents with regard to the executive management process in the state government system enables students to specialize in carrying out managerial duties, as well as the most complex managerial responsibilities within the Ministry of Internal Affairs and other state authorities.

The Criminalistics Combating Contemporary Manifestations of Crime module involves contents with respect to criminalistics and other related disciplines dealing with prevention, protection and methods of combating new types of crime, criminal investigation, criminal identification. The acquired knowledge qualifies students for the specialized job positions in Crime Investigation Police Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and other state authorities and organizations, as well as non-governmental bodies.

The Protecting Security of Persons and Property module is based on the contents of legal, technical and information technology disciplines dealing with the protection of persons, property and businesses. The acquired knowledge prepares students for the managerial duties within the public police and private security companies (protection of security of persons, physical and technical security, protection of information systems).


Objectives of Curriculum

The primary objective of the Graduate Specialist Studies is to prepare students to meet the challenges of a modern democratic society responding to multiple theoretical and practical issues in the field of criminalistics.

By attaining a CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SPECIALIST degree, students acquire competences for performance of the following duties:
• application of and specialization in existing, as well as advanced skills and methods for the performance of job specific duties in finding optimal solutions to complex police situations.
• qualification for managerial duties in modern Crime Investigation Police Department and other departments of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
• as the Head of a sector of public and private security (physical and technical security and protection of people, property and business).
• as the organizer and person in charge of international police cooperation.


Competences of Graduated Students

The student who passes all exams specified by the Graduate Specialist Academic Studies and defends the specialist thesis receives the CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SPECIALIST degree.

The attained CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SPECIALIST degree enables students to demonstrate competences necessary for:
- comprehensive understanding of the crime prevention issues, finding and application of the most adequate measures and actions with the aim of eliminating the causes of and conditions for the perpetration of a criminal offence.
- application of existing information technology systems used by authorized state institutions.
- the application of the acquired knowledge in the field of management (monitoring and assessing, decision-making, planning, organizing, coordinating and controlling).
- taking into consideration the specific standards and ethical norms in specialized fields of criminalistics.
- analyses, syntheses and predictions in complex police investigation cases.
- monitoring and improving of legal and technical standards useable in the field of criminalistics.
- realization and improvement of private security sector.
- the ability to keep up with the latest scientific advances and further professional development at the Doctoral Studies.
- planning, selecting and developing of human resources; awarding, motivating, as well as managing career and health protection and security of all employees.


Student Enrolment

Candidates who have completed Master Academic Studies at an accredited curriculum and have achieved at least 300 ECTS are eligible as well as the candidates who have completed undergraduate studies according to the regulations that were effective until the Law on Higher Education came into effect (“The Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia” No. 76/05), lasting no less than eight semesters. Candidates apply to a particular department of specialist studies, provided that they have completed their previous studies at appropriate faculties as follows:
- department: Criminalistics in Combating Contemporary Manifestations of Crime school completed: The University of Criminal Investigation and Police Studies (Police Academy), the faculty of law or some other faculty of humanities;
- department: Protecting Security of Persons and Property school completed: The University of Criminal Investigation and Police Studies (Police Academy), The Faculty of Safety and faculties of humanities, natural sciences and technical - technological sciences;
- department: Executive Management in State Government System school completed: The University of Criminal Investigation and Police Studies (Police Academy), Military Academy or some other faculty of humanities.

Ranking, that is, the order of candidates for the enrolment at Specialist Academic Studies of Criminalistics is determined based on the GPA achieved at undergraduate studies.