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Teaching Criminology and Police Science for Postgraduate Students at the Ruhr- University Bochum, Germany

Teaching Criminology and Police Science for Postgraduate Students at the Ruhr- University Bochum, Germany
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Author(s): Diana Ziegleder (Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany) and Felix Feldmann-Hahn (Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany)
Copyright: 2010
Pages: 17
Source title: Cases on Technologies for Teaching Criminology and Victimology: Methodologies and Practices
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Raffaella Sette (Università di Bologna, Italy)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-872-7.ch011

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Abstract

This case study looks at the postgraduate program in Criminology and Police Science at the Ruhr- University Bochum, Germany. This practice oriented course of study is designed as a distance learning course (blended learning) and therefore focuses on techniques of e-learning. The case study describes the history of origins and examines the educational situation before this master’s program was established and how an idea became reality. It is one of the very few possibilities in Germany to receive a deeper insight into criminology and police science. Despite the fact, that the students are all professionals and thus working mostly full time, the technical premises make a discourse possible as in on-campus programs. These innovative forms of learning are the focal point of the following case study. It is our aim to provide insight into how a master’s program could be set up and to promote new concepts of e-learning in the field of criminology.

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