Security studies

Criminology, today, has a national character, because universality of its scientific foundations and principles, its comparative and historical methods always give the common meaning and general international and universal features. Criminology operates from a position of independence and scientific criticism and it is looking at all the comparative data and scientific knowledge, which are not dependent on the specific circumstances in a particular country. Therefore, the criminology is international, universal and optimally free of judgment. Because of this rule, criminology slightly varies in different countries.

General subject of scientific knowledge of criminology is a crime understood in the colloquial sense of the word. Special item (object) of scientific knowledge of repressive criminology is a criminal act. Subject of scientific knowledge of preventative criminology is developing rules ante delictum to prevent crime.

Tasks of criminology are systematic research on these issues. Criminology as a practice has to optimize the activity of investigating the crime. It is focused on data, information, resources, tools and terms and collecting information of interest, therefore, it is based on the epistemological information content.

Scientific activity of criminology is determined by its goal, i.e., fighting the crime. In achieving this goal crime research methods play a major role. Detection and investigation of facts in connection with a criminal act shall be conducted under the criminology lege artis rules. Criminology, like every other science, applies both general and scientific methods, adjusted to its own needs and its own methods, special methods of criminology. These are the specific scientific methods familiar only to criminology. They are associated with a specific research criminology topic, and that is the crime.


“CEPS – Center for Business Studies“ College in Kiseljak is organizing the first (I) cycle of studies in three- and four-years study programme - Security studies, Study course: Criminology.

Scientific goals of undergraduate studies of criminology are to introduce students to new theoretical and practical developments, along with advances in the field of science and other disciplines, to which the curriculum makes a theoretical and methodological correspondence and provides a relevant contribution to the understanding aetiology and the definition of categories and issues that affect the scientific framework and meet the specified study.

Name of undergraduate study is a framework that provides students with the exact premise of scientific explanation of the phenomenon of security challenges, a combination of scientific and educational to scientific and researching aspects.

With the realization of scientific goals relevant social objectives, which should provide an important contribution to the further upgrading of students attending undergraduate studies are also realized. Thus, this study programme represents an important step forward, a scientific and empirical guidance to eliminate gaps in the development and education of highly specialized personnel regarding scientific research in the field of security. Also, criminologists have the knowledge to perform the most complex security related activities within the public sector, such as: the Ministry of Security, State Investigation and Protection Agency - SIPA, the Border Police of BiH, the Agency for Foreigners, Forensics Agency, Support Agency, Agency for education and training, the Directorate for Coordination of Police Bodies BiH, Indirect Taxation - ITA, the Intelligence and Security Agency - ISA BiH, Entity's Ministry of the Interior and others, as well as in the private sector (security agencies, detective agencies, etc). Within the public and private sector, criminologists can help to more efficiently and effectively fight and prevent modern forms of criminality.

Therefore, education policy implies through this undergraduate study programme scientific activity of the methodological and scientific-practical preparation to more efficient approach to the security related problems, which directly or indirectly burdens the current security environment.

The idea of introducing the security studies, study course: criminology is a founder's answer and way of meeting the society's demand for the corresponding profile of the personnel that is now more obvious than ever, not only in CB Canton but also in other parts of the country.

In order to be able to successfully fight against these negative security phenomena, a society must have adequate trained personnel in the field of security, which will be able to successfully deal with the problems that the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina is facing. At the moment, the country lacks qualified criminologists.

Final degree

After completing undergraduate studies, which lasts for three academic years (6 semesters), upon graduation, graduate acquires a total of 180 ECTS credits and a degree: Bachelor of Criminology.

After completing undergraduate studies, which lasts for four academic years (8 semesters), upon graduation, graduate acquires a total of 240 ECTS credits and a degree: Bachelor of Criminology.

College "Center for Business Studies" in Kiseljak, Josipa bana Jelačića bb, 71250 Kiseljak · 2021.