Criminal Justice & Criminology Programmes and Short Courses - HKU SPACE. Explore our list or programmes for part-time and full-time.
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Criminal Justice & Criminology

Ensuring Hong Kong’s position as the world city of Asia and maintaining Hong Kong’s reputation as one of the world’s safest cities in the 21st Century require effective public management and efficient criminal justice system at all levels to keep pace with the modern societal development. The development and differentiation in these areas have offered a wide range of career opportunities in the community not only in the fields of criminal justice and law enforcement, but also in the fields of public management.

The School offers part-time programmes in criminal justice, law enforcement as well as public management for those who are already serving in the related fields, those who are interested in career advancement and those who will further studies in these fields. These programmes all aim with the common objectives of equipping the participants both with the broad professional knowledge and essential competent skills necessary to function effectively as personnel in the fields of public management, criminal justice and law enforcement such as policing, anti-corruption and correctional services etc. In particular, these programmes will also prepare the participants with a broad-based foundation in social sciences and hence giving them the potential to pursue higher-level studies in the related disciplines.

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This programme allows potential leaders an opportunity to seek professional knowledge in the field of public order management, in particular for those whose first degree is not related to their profession. The programme specifically aims at providing both frontline practitioners and junior managers in law enforcement agencies or other service-related personnel working in the field of order maintenance and offender management with professional knowledge and skills in early identification and handling of vulnerable individuals and groups in the community, leadership in crisis management and analysis of current issues in law and order maintenance.
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Start 04 MAY 2019 (SAT)
Duration 1 year
Fee HK$30,000
This programme allows potential leaders an opportunity to seek professional knowledge in the field of public order management, in particular for those whose first degree is not related to their profession. The programme specifically aims at providing both frontline practitioners and junior managers in law enforcement agencies or other service-related personnel working in the field of order maintenance and offender management with professional knowledge and skills in early identification and handling of vulnerable individuals and groups in the community, leadership in crisis management and analysis of current issues in law and order maintenance.
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Start 04 MAY 2019 (SAT)
Duration 1 year
Fee HK$30,000
This programme allows potential leaders an opportunity to seek professional knowledge in the field of public order management, in particular for those whose first degree is not related to their profession. The programme specifically aims at providing both frontline practitioners and junior managers in law enforcement agencies or other service-related personnel working in the field of order maintenance and offender management with professional knowledge and skills in early identification and handling of vulnerable individuals and groups in the community, leadership in crisis management and analysis of current issues in law and order maintenance.
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Start 04 MAY 2019 (SAT)
Duration 1 year
Fee HK$30,000
This programme allows potential leaders an opportunity to seek professional knowledge in the field of public order management, in particular for those whose first degree is not related to their profession. The programme specifically aims at providing both frontline practitioners and junior managers in law enforcement agencies or other service-related personnel working in the field of order maintenance and offender management with professional knowledge and skills in early identification and handling of vulnerable individuals and groups in the community, leadership in crisis management and analysis of current issues in law and order maintenance.
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Start 04 MAY 2019 (SAT)
Duration 1 year
Fee HK$30,000
This challenging international programme is one of the world’s leading training programmes in corruption studies. It is beneficial to all practitioners and professionals in anti-corruption and law enforcement agencies, justice departments, regulatory bodies, accounting and legal professions, the public and private sectors as well as multi-national organisations who require the expertise to combat corruption within an organisation or within a country.
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Start 05 NOV 2019 (TUE)
Duration 3 weeks
Fee HK$23,900 (or US$3,090)
Edinburgh Napier University, UK
This is a part-time degree programme offered locally by Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) in collaboration with HKU SPACE. It offers students an opportunity to study different social science disciplines such as psychology, sociology, cultural geography and politics, which enable them to develop a detailed understanding of, and the research skills to investigate, the social world, relationships within it and the social forces that act on us all. This knowledge and specialist skills will be particularly useful to employers across all sectors.
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Start 23 SEP 2019 (MON)
Duration 1 year to 2 years
Fee HKD11,120 plus GBP770 per installment (Total 6 installments in 2 years)

**Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change without prior notice.
This Advanced Diploma in Applied Social Sciences (Psychology) is designed for those who are interested in personal, academic, and/or career development in the field of psychology. The key areas to be introduced include: abnormal psychology, developmental psychology, organizational behavior, personality psychology and social psychology.
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Start 09 APR 2019 (TUE)
Duration 2 years to 5 years
Fee HK$50,000
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Duration 2 years
This programme enables participants to study part of the wide range of modules available in Advanced Diploma in Applied Social Sciences programme.
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Fee HK$2500
This Senior Executive Certificate in Institutional Integrity Management programme aims to equip participants with both professional knowledge and skills for strengthening the institutional integrity profile of their organizations (either public or private) and hence enhance their capabilities to safeguard their organizations against corruption and internal fraud.
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Start 07 MAY 2019 (TUE)
Duration 9 days
Fee HK$16,000 (or USD2,070)