Master's Degree In Criminology And Research Techniques

CES Cardenal Cisneros

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Master's Degree In Criminology And Research Techniques

CES Cardenal Cisneros



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Criminology studies are a recent scientific discipline that blends materials of varied content that make a multidisciplinary and cross science. Their study allows a highly valued in the labor market for their advanced knowledge in disciplines such as Criminology, Law, Psychology, Forensic Medicine and Forensic Investigation Techniques training. To this end the CES Cardinal Cisneros, commitment to teaching the Masters in Criminology and Research Techniques Course in 2015-2016 with the purpose of both Grade students related to the study of criminology as those other graduates and professionals They are intended to complement and update their knowledge added to their basic training highly specialized training. This Master offers a curriculum in which comprehensively analyzes the main subjects within this multidisciplinary training program which is complemented by an internship program that will allow students to apply knowledge acquired in the different modules of training.


Curriculum and General Program

The curriculum of this training program consists of six teaching units of theoretical subjects, completed with a seventh eminently practical. Each of these units is independent, allowing students who have completed accredited or all of its contents in another official degree can get their recognition upon presentation of the relevant official certification. Such recognition does not exempt from payment of the full amount of the Master. These units correspond largely with the subjects that make up the generality of Criminology studies, being the essential for a comprehensive analysis of criminal phenomenon from the perspective of criminological science, law, psychology, forensic medicine and forensic and, especially, criminal investigation techniques.

Teaching Unit I Criminology and Social Sciences (60 contact hours)

MODULE 1. Introduction

  • History of Criminology.
  • Criminological Science.
  • Origin of crime and fraud
  • biological, psychological and social factors.

MODULE 2. Elements of the crime:

  • The victim.
  • The crime.
  • The offender.
  • social component of the crime. Society and violence.
  • Social control: crime prevention and forms of social reaction.
  • economic factors of crime and fraud.
  • Crime: Concept, factors, measurement and evolution.
  • The private security personnel in the fight against crime.

MODULE 3. Type criminal

  • Property crimes.
  • Crimes against persons.
  • economic crimes.
  • Organized crime.
  • The terrorist phenomenon and operational modalities.
  • Crimes against Public Administration.
  • Computer Crime and Security Logic.

MODULE 4. Private Security

  • The evolution of private security in Spain and the European Union.
  • Private security services.
  • The hiring company to provide monitoring services.
  • The development and organization of the security service.

Teaching Unit II Psychology (32 classroom)

  • legal psychology.
  • Criminal psychology.
  • Psychopathology.
  • Psicosociología.
  • Psychology of testimony.

Teaching Unit III Forensic Medicine (32 classroom)

  • Toxicology.
  • Thanatology forensic doctor.
  • Forensic pathology: study of injuries by knives, firearms, asphyxiation, accidents, traffic accidents and other harmful factors.
  • legal medical study of biological evidence, identification of bodies and people.
  • psychiatric disorders and assessment of its prevalence.
  • forensic psychiatry: reporting, assessment of decision-making, accountability.

Teaching Unit IV Methodology and Research Techniques (50 classroom)

  • Scientific police. Criminal Police: The police technical inspection scenarios.
  • Identification of people. Fingerprinting and identification by other tracks. biological samples and their analysis. Special study of DNA analysis for determining authorship and consanguinity.
  • Detecting drug use through analysis of biological samples. Forensic image and sound.
  • Graphistics. Documentoscopy. Falsifying documents and detection and test it.
  • Research techniques: Research on open sources. public and private records: organization, publicity and probative value. Property Registry, Commercial Registry, Civil Registry, SPTO, CNMV.
  • Additional resources: telephone directories, press, Internet, social networks. Research with human sources.
  • The interview, research pretext, simulation and its limits, infiltration in business, labor and social structures. Research in electronic media.
  • Observation techniques: the questionnaire, documentary research, external observation. Research Planning, Analysis of Results and Report Writing.
  • quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Teaching Unit V Law (70 hours classroom and online)

  • Constitutional law (ON LINE).
  • Criminal Law (ON LINE).
  • Civil Law (ON LINE).
  • Procedural Law (ON LINE).
  • Criminal Procedural Law.
  • Civil Procedural Law.
  • Trade Law (ON LINE).
  • Administrative law.
  • Labour and Social Security with special reference to crimes against the rights of workers, the Social Security and the Prevention of Occupational Hazards.
  • Private Security Regulations.
  • Regulations Forces of State Security.
  • Regulations on Firearms and Explosives.

Teaching Unit VI Private Practice Research. Private detective (50 classroom)

  • Research staff and family.
  • Research workplace.
  • Research patrimonial, economic and financial field.
  • Research and mutual insurance sector.
  • Research in real estate leasing. Research enterprise-wide and business intelligence.
  • Litigation support investigations. Research prosecutable offenses parte.
  • Surveillance in areas of high turnout.
  • The research report. Ratification of reports and statement in court.
  • Professional integration and administration and management of private detective firms.
  • Ethics private detective.

Teaching Unit VII Practical Workshops (48 classroom)

  • Institutional visits: Forensic Anatomical Institute, trial courts, police stations, Institute of Toxicology, private security installations, prisons and detention centers.
  • Preparation of reports.
  • Analysis of the crime scene.
  • Graphistics workshop.
  • Ballistics analysis.

Tutored Master's Thesis (60 classroom and online)

The End Master Thesis will focus on in-depth analysis of some of the subjects covered during the course except for matters of a legal nature, on which only related to the analysis Legislation on Private Security Forces Security studies accepted State and Firearms and Explosives. Initially group tutorials where methodological issues to then make individualized for each student which any of the teachers who have taught will be responsible tutorials will address will be made.



ADMISSION: For your admission to the Graduate program:

  1. Performs pre completing the official form.
  2. We will contact the student for a personal interview.
  3. Enrollment.

ENROLLMENT: To enroll it is necessary to provide:

  • Certificate of Studies with accessing the Course.
  • Curriculum Vitae photo.
  • Short motivation letter.


  • Final year students or graduates of any specialty.
  • Through the accreditation of a remarkable professional experience in the field of activities of the Masters in Criminology and Criminal Investigation Techniques that will be evaluated by the Commission of Degrees, with minimal access to university or equivalent.
This school offers programs in:
  • Spanish
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2018
1 year
Full time
4,600 EUR
In general 4,600 €. Pre-registration: 200 €
Spain - Madrid, Community of Madrid
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Spain - Madrid, Community of Madrid
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