Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorMaria Archimandritou
Course ID100001595

Programme of Study: UPS School of Law (2015-today)

Registered students: 151
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Unified OrientationLimited Elective Courses in Special Topics844

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID

Class Schedule

HallΕξ αποστάσεως (900)
CalendarΤετάρτη 16:00 έως 18:00
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
The course has no formal prerequisites. In order for the participants to be able to more easily understand the structure of many complex problems, it is recommended to attend the previous courses of Criminal Law - General Part.
Learning Outcomes
The fundamental concepts of criminology, the theoretical interpretations of criminal behavior and the methods of empirical approach to the criminal phenomenon are developed. The extent, structure and course of certain individual categories of crimes, the total crime as well as the criminality of various groups of the population in Greece and internationally are also examined. Finally, the strategic and tactical social measures and state sanctions aimed at controlling crime are analyzed.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course aims to offer an analysis of the key criminological ideas:the evolution of crime as a social phenomenon and divergent theoretical interpretations of criminal behaviour. Furthermore, it is provided a discussion on the extent, structure and development of criminality in general, as well as, of specific categories of crimes-in Greece and Internationally-in particular.Finally, it is offered an overview of both informal and formal measures of penal control.
crime, criminal, criminality, penal control, crime victim, fear of crime
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment451.8
Written assigments261.0
Student Assessment
The evaluation of the students is based on the examination process (written and oral) at the end of the semester as well as (auxiliary-supporting) on ​​their (voluntary) participation in the writing of theses. To ensure transparency in the evaluation of their performance, a predefined detailed score is used for each individual problem that is set to be solved in the exams. To enhance the above transparency, students are encouraged to come after the exams either in group or individual meetings with the teacher in order to see their writing and receive detailed explanations of both the way they had to answer and the way rated.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1) Αλεξιάδης Στέργιος, Εγκληματολογία, Έκδοση: 5η/2011, ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΣΑΚΚΟΥΛΑ ΑΕ, Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 12555126 2) Σπινέλλη Καλλιόπη, Εγκληματολογία. Σύγχρονες και παλαιότερες κατευθύνσεις, Έκδοση: 3η/2014, ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΝΟΜΙΚΗ ΒΙΒΛΙΟΘΗΚΗ ΑΕΕΤΕ, Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 41965195 3) Αρχιμανδρίτου Μαρία, Εισαγωγή στην εγκληματολογία, Έκδοση: 1η/2019, ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΣΑΚΚΟΥΛΑ ΑΕ, Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 86196232
Additional bibliography for study
Επιπρόσθετη βιβλιογραφία καθώς και άλλο βοηθητικό υλικό (διαγράμματα παραδόσεων, πρακτικά παραδόσεων, αποφάσεις νομολογίας, φροντιστηριακές ασκήσεις, σεμιναριακό υλικό) παρέχεται κατά τη διάρκεια των μαθημάτων από τον εκάστοτε διδάσκοντα / διδάσκουσα ή αναρτάται στο e-learning.
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