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Course unit, curriculum year 2023–2024

Crime and Criminal Policy, 5 cr

Tampere University
Teaching periods
Course code
Language of instruction
Academic years
2021–2022, 2022–2023, 2023–2024
Level of study
Intermediate studies
Grading scale
General scale, 0-5
Persons responsible
Responsible teacher:
Katri Sieberg
Responsible organisation
Faculty of Social Sciences 100 %
Coordinating organisation
History Studies 100 %
Common learning outcomes
International outlook and global responsibility

Criminal Justice and Policy is designed to approach the topic of crime and criminal behavior using new perspectives. Traditional approaches to crime treat the criminal as a deviant. While this focus is useful, it ignores cases in which criminals make well-informed, rational decisions. By treating criminals as rational actors, we can identify factors that influence their decisions and design policy to create disincentives crime. In particular, we will explore the effects of current policy on criminal behavior and will attempt to find better alternatives.

Learning outcomes
Further information
Learning material
Completion option 1

Participation in teaching

No scheduled teaching