We have succeeded
Jerzy Sarnecki says that their programme provides students with the skills needed in different workplaces that deal with issues regarding crime like crime prevention, but also in analysing, planning and evaluating the activities.
“In short, I wanted to create a programme which gave students this ability, and this has been successful. We are now very skilled in educating in criminology at the University of Gävle. Our programme prepares the students for working life and our hallmark is to give them the ability to evaluate various activities,” Jerzy Sarnecki says.
Unique in Sweden
“Because of its practical dimension, our programme is unique in Sweden. In every course module, we strive to connect theory to practice,” Programme Director My Lija states.
My Lilja informs us that they have placement periods, invite guest lecturer both from Sweden and from abroad and that many students write their degree projects in collaboration with a public authority like the police.
“The content in our programmes meets the expectations of the job market, a fact which makes our students attractive on the job market,” My Lilja concludes.
Gävle students are sought-after
The job market for individuals with skills in investigating and analysing crimes is expanding, and the demand for such skills is expected to increase in the next few years. Graduates with a bachelor’s degree in criminology can work within the police force, penitentiary institutions, municipal crime prevention boards, the social services, customs offices, health care institutions and within other administrative public authorities, organisations and businesses that deal with crime and crime prevention.
For more information, please contact:
Jerzy Sarnecki, professor in criminology at the University of Gävle
My Lilja, Programme Director at the University of Gävle
phone: 026-64 82 16, 070-190 28 78
Text: Douglas Öhrbom
Foto Jerzy Sarnecki: Privat