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Counteraction to Crime and Public Order Protection

Department of Security and Safety
 

Speciality: Counteraction to Crime and Public Order Protection

Awarded qualification: Bachelor in Counteraction to Crime and Public Order Protection

Level of qualification: Bachelor

 

Specific admission requirements: Diploma of Secondary Education, Entrance examination - essay on a socially important topic.

 

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning :
• Information and directions: Chief Assist. Prof. Galina Mileva, PhD ECTS – coordinator of Department of Security and Safety, e-mail: galinaa@abv.bg;
• Procedures:
- Recognition of credits on the basis of presented documents: academic transcript or diploma from a previous study; international diplomas and foreign language certificates (English - Cambridge FCE, TOEFEL; German - Zertifikat Deutsch, Sprahdiplom, Zweite Stufe; Russian – ТРКИ; French - DELF; Spanish - DELE); international diplomas and computer skills certificates to meet ECDL (The European Computer Driving Licence).
- certification of knowledge and skills through passing examinations in: foreign language by the Department of Foreign Language Teaching, computer skills by the Department of Computer Studies, specific knowledge and skills for the professional area by the Department of Security and Safety;
- Allocation of credits: the Department of Security and Safety awards relevant to the study programme of the course credits based on the results of certification of knowledge and skills.

 

Qualification requirements and regulations: To acquire the qualification in the specialization 'Counteraction to Crime and Public Order Protection' 240 credits are needed, 176 of them are from compulsory courses, 34,5 credits are from elective courses, 19,5 credits are from optional courses and 10 credits are from state exams.

 

Profile of the programme: The contemporary trend of increasing crime and antisocial behaviour require that the prevention and control of crime to be carried out in a new and complicated criminogenic situation by specialists who have a complex set of legal, criminological, pedagogical, psychological and economic knowledge and skills combined with special knowledge that can be acquired by doing courses within the scope of police subjects.
The major has an interdisciplinary character. The study programme includes subjects divided into three blocks – compulsory, elective and optional with a focus on conventional, economic and organized crime.

 

Key learning outcomes
The major prepares professionals for preventive action, re-socialization of persons with deviant and criminal behaviour, participation in law enforcement and institutions of human rights protection, for correctional facilities, specialists of alternative forms of correction and resocialization, probation and other social workers, specialists in mediation to resolve conflicts (mediators) and others.

 

Occupational profiles of graduates
The acquired qualification allows graduates to develop a career in the system of the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, in municipal departments of public order and security, in public and private organizations performing functions of public order protection and combating crime, prisons, children's pedagogical rooms, etc.

 

Access to further studies: Successful graduates can continue their education in Master's Degree programmes "Law", "Legal Expertise", "Customs Intelligence and Investigation" at the Faculty of Law and others.

 
No ECTS code Course Lectures and seminars Out-of-class workload Credits
1. LAW1047 General Theory of Law, part 1 60 120 6
2. INF2015 Informatics 30 60 3
3. SPO1003 Sports - Personal Protection part 1 45 90 4,5
4.   Foreign Language 30 60 3
5.   Elective courses 135 270 13,5
Total for the 1st semester 300 600 30
1. INF1032 Information Systems and Technology 30 60 3
2. LAW1017 Constitutional Law, part 1 60 120 6
3. LAW1047 General Theory of Law, part 2 45 90 4,5
4. SPO1003 Sports - Personal Protection part 1 30 60 3
5.   Foreign Language 30 60 3
6.   Elective courses 105 210 10,5
Total for the 2nd semester 300 600 30
Total for the 1st year 600 1200 60
1. LAW1002 Administrative Law and Process, part 1 75 150 7,5
2. LAW1017 Constitutional Law, part 2 75 150 7,5
3. LAW1028 Criminology 60 120 6
4. SPO1012 Sports - Personal Protection part 2 15 30 1,5
5.   Foreign Language 30 60 3
6.   Optional courses 45 90 4,5
Total for the 3rd semester 300 600 30
1. LAW1002 Administrative Law and Process, part 2 75 150 7,5
2. SEC1017 Organized Crime 45 90 4,5
3. LAW1092 Police Law 60 120 6
4.   Foreign Language 30 60 3
5. SPO1012 Sports - Personal Protection part 2 15 30 1,5
6.   Elective courses 75 150 7,5
Total for the 4th semester 300 600 30
Total for the 2nd year 600 1200 60
1. LAW2041 Criminal Law – general part 90 180 9
2. SEC1076 Special Means of Intelligence 45 90 4,5
3. SEC1034 Theory of Police Operational Search Activities 60 120 6
4. LAW1063 Intelligence Protection of Constitutional Order 45 90 4,5
5. SPO1012 Sports - Personal Protection part 2 15 30 1,5
6.   Optional courses 45 90 4,5
Total for the 5th semester 300 600 30
1. LAW2026 Criminal Law – special part 90 180 9
2. SEC1083 Police Management 45 90 4,5
3. SPO1012 Sports - Personal Protection part 2 15 30 1,5
4. LAW1048 Social Security Law 75 150 7,5
5. SEC1014 Operational Search Activities for Economic Crime Prevention 45 90 4,5
6.   Optional courses 30 60 3
Total for the 6th semester 300 600 30
Total for the 3rd year 600 1200 60
1. LAW2027 Criminal Procedural Law, part 1 75 150 7,5
2. SEC1064 Public Order Protection 60 120 6
3. SEC1015 Operational Search Activities for Crime Prevention 60 120 6
4.   Elective courses 30 60 3
5.   Optional courses 75 150 7,5
Total for the 7th semester 300 600 30
1. LAW2027 Criminal Procedural Law, part 2 60 120 6
2. LAW1021 Forensic Science 80 160 8
3. LAW1089 Criminal Executive Law 60 120 6
Total for the 8th semester 200 400 20
Total for the 4th year 500 1000 50
State examinations   300 10
Total for the whole course of study 2300 4900 240
Elective courses
1. LAW1074 Study of the State 45 90 4,5
LAW1073 Structure of the Judicial Power 45 90 4,5
LAW1016 History of the Bulgarian State and Law 90 180 9
2. PED1004 Pedagogy of the Activities of the Criminal Justice Authorities 45 90 4,5
PSY3113 Prosocial Behaviour
3. PSY2003 Legal Psychology 45 90 4,5
PSY1006 Ethnic Psychology
4. SEC1082  Theory of Management 60 120 6
SEC1030 Critical Infrastructure Protection 30 60 3
MED1010 Pre-medical Aid 30 60 3
5. LAW2064 Legal Regime of Public Service 30 60 3
LAW1050 Fundamentals of Civil Law
6. SEC1009  Road Traffic Control 45 90 4,5
SEC1006 Ecological Security
7. SEC1004 Border Control 30 60 3
LAW2031 Municipal Law, Local Self-government and Local Administration
SEC1071 Organization of Crime Prevention
Optional courses
1. POL1184 History of Political and Legal Thought 45 90 4,5
SEC1077 Theoretical and Legal Bases of National Security
SEC1067 EU Policy on Security and Home Affairs
2. LAW2039 Juvenile Delinquency 45 90 4,5
SEC1072 Counteraction to Terrorism
  Foreign Language
3. PHI1008 Ethics 30 60 3
SOC1025 Sociology
PHI1006 Philosophy
SEC2009 Legal Regime of Protection of Classified Information
  Foreign Language
SEC1128 Expedition Tourism
4. LАW1058 Law of the European Union 75 150 7,5
LАW1009 Insurance Law
  Foreign Language
 
Foreign Languages
1. FLE 1002 Foreign Language - English A2 120 240 12
2. FLE 1003 Foreign Language - English B1.1 120 240 12
3. FLE 1004 Foreign Language - English B1.2 120 240 12
5. FLF 1001 Foreign Language - French 150 300 15
6. FLG 1001 Foreign Language - German 150 300 15
7. FLR 1001 Foreign Language - Russian 150 300 15
8. FLS 1002 Foreign Language - Spanish 150 300 15
 

Examination regulations, assessment and grading: For each course, rules for admission to semester examination have been introduced, methodology and assessment criteria presented to students at the beginning of the training course. The main forms of assessment are written and oral semester examination, tests, a course task defence, solving a case study, teamwork. The assessment criteria depend on the methods and forms used in each course.

 

Graduation requirements: During training, internship with students is conducted using developed and approved in advance methodology outside training hours. Students, depending on their specialization, may choose one of the options: Western Rhodopes, MI structures, enterprises, companies, firms, district and municipal governments. Students can do one-week educational internship in the Republic of Turkey. The internship finishes with a defence before an appointed committee, which is a prerequisite for their admission to the state examination. The Bachelor's degree programme finishes with sitting for state examinations. For the specialization 'National Security' students sit for a state examination in criminal and legal sciences and a state examination in specialized courses.

 

Mode of study: full-time, part-time

 

Head of Department: Assoc. Prof. Valentin Todorov, PhD
visiting days – Tuesday and Thursday from 14.00 to 16.00 h
tel.: +359 52 359 563
е-mail: vtodorov@vfu.bg