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SUMMARY OF COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CRIMINOLOGY A. CRIMINAL SOCIOLOGY Course Code Course Title Pre-requisite Units

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Criminology 1 Introduction to Criminology & Psychology of Crimes None 3 units (3 Units: 1 hour lecture/unit; 3 hours/week)

An overview of the study of crimes, criminals, victims, crime repression and control, and introduction to the criminal justice system.

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Criminology 2 Philippine Criminal Justice System Criminology 1 3 units (3 Units: 1 hour lecture/unit; 3 hours/week)

The study of five pillars of justice in the Philippines – the Police, the Prosecution, the Courts, the Corrections and the Community. Their functional relationships as well as individual roles in the administration of the justice system in the solution of crimes. Course Code Course Title Pre-requite Units

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Criminology 3 Ethics and Values Education Criminology 1 3 units (3 units: I hour lecture/unit; 3 hours/week)

This deals with the study of Ethics and Values, pertinent provisions of law like RA 6713, Chapter 1 of the New Civil Code of the Philippines Family Law, etc. As applied in the public safety services (police, jail and fire); such as police ethics and corrections, and the fire service including Professional Code of Ethics as practiced by members of such services.

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Criminology 4 Juvenile Delinquency and Crime Prevention Criminology 1 3 units (3 units: I hour lecture/unit; 3 hours/week)

Etiology of delinquent and criminal behavior and the factors that bring about juvenile delinquency; juvenile delinquency prevention and control; the role of government and private institutions in handling juvenile delinquents and juvenile delinquency prevention and control; applicable laws and the administration of the juvenile system.


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Criminology 5 Human Behavior and Crisis Management Criminology 1 3 units (3 units: I hour lecture/unit; 3 hours/week)

The application of behavioral science in law enforcement; factors in behavioral change and implications to the study of the crime behavioral change and to the study of the crime interrogation and investigation of witnesses, suspects and victims; modus operandi of criminals; analysis of various mental ailments and their relation to crime, criminal responsibility and its determinants; application of psychiatric and psychological techniques in negotiating for hostage/ barricaded persons situation.

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Criminology 6 : Criminological Research and Statistics : Criminology 1 : 3 units (3 Units: 1 hour lecture/unit; 3 hours/week)

Study of research methodologies applicable to the identification, analysis and interpretation of problems relating to police and crime, with the end view of formulating measures to resolve such problems.

B. LAW ENFORCEMENT Course Code Course Title Pre-requisite Units

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LEA 1 Police Organization & Administration with Police Planning None 3 units (3 Units: 1 hour lecture/unit; 3 hours/week)

This course deals with the study of the Philippine Police System particularly the Philippine National Police as created by Republic Act No. 8551. Its scope covers a brief history of how the Philippine Police System developed into its present stage. The Philippine National Police (PNP); followed by a review of current state policy on the police system as embodied in the Philippine Constitution; The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) as the highest policy-making body for the police, its legal establishment; powers and functions; its jurisdiction and organization; staffing and manning levels; PNP ranks and their classification, key positions; qualification standards, examinations, recruitment, recruitment, appointment, training and education, performance evaluation, promotions, and retirement. The course further covers the PNP’s administrative disciplinary machinery, the participation of local executives in the administration of the PNP EO 309 – Peace and Order Council PA 1566 – Disasters Selections of Commanders, appointments, policies, the presidential power over local executives regarding administrative and operational supervision of the police. Finally, the course discuses administration and operation aspects of the police organization and the utilization of the PNP resources vis-à-vis visits budget and performance as a service bureau.


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LEA 2 Industrial Security Management LEA 1 3 units (3 Units: 1 hour lecture/unit; 3 hours/week)

This deals with the study of Industrial Safety and Security, its legal basis, code of conduct and professional ethics of security guards, their qualifications and functions. The course covers further physical security, information and document security, and management of such services.

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LEA 3 Police Patrol Plans Operations with Police Communication System LEA 1 3 units (3 Units: 1 hour lecture/unit; 3 hours/week)

The course covers the organizational set-up of a patrol force, its functions and techniques; patrol supervision; and its functional relationships with other police units. It includes study of the various systems of police communication like the telephone, radio, TV and teletype; techniques in transmission of messages thru the various media and its application to the requirement of police administration and operations; use of police call boxes and two-way radio. It also includes instruction on the use of modern electronic gadgets on the transmission of messages such as the use of signal lights and flares.

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LEA 4 Police Intelligence LEA 1 3 units (3 Units: 1 hour lecture/unit; 3 hours/week)

The course focuses on a comparative study of military and police intelligence functions and operations, types of police intelligence, phases of intelligence cycle; modus operandi (MO) and order of battle regulations (OBR) system for the identification of criminals and other threats to national security. Study of police and military intelligence, principles of detection, surveillance, undercover work; techniques of espionage, sabotage, counterintelligence, propaganda, censorship, disaffection and subversion, fundamentals of cryptography, encoding and decoding; classification of documents; secret assignment and special missions; handling of classified security information and pretexts; detection of impostors and governments officials and security measures for VIPs; identification of communistic and subversive techniques.


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LEA 5 Police Personnel and Records Management LEA 1 3 units (3 units: I hour lecture/unit; 3 hours/week)

The course includes the study of police personnel management functions from recruitment to retirement; application of NAPOLCOM and PNP rules and regulations; police records management; and preparation of police personnel reports. Personnel Management deals with human resource management covering human resource planning, recruitment, selection, induction and orientation, training and development, performance evaluation appointment and separations; while records management deals with records creation, maintenance use, control and organization of files, filing system, storage of records and disposal, correspondence and security of documents. Above matters shall be treated in so far as it applies to the Public Safety Bureaus, namely: The Philippine National Police (PNP), the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), the Bureau of Fire Protection Program (BFP) and allied agencies in the Philippine Criminal Justice System

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LEA 6 Comparative Police System LEA 1 3 units (3 units: I hour lecture/unit; 3 hours/week)

This study covers the comparison of selected police models and their relation with the Interpol and UN bodies in the campaign against transitional crimes and in the promotion of world peace.

C. CRIMINAL LAW AND JURISPRUDENCE Course Code Course Title Pre-requite Units

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Law 1 Criminal Law (Book 1) None 3 units (3 units: I hour lecture/unit; 3 hours/week)

Study of general provisions regarding the date of enforcement and application of the provisions of the Revised Penal Code on offenses, persons liable and penalties. Special criminal statues of the Philippines, Presidential Decrees and Letters of Instruction.


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Law 2 Criminal Law (Book 2) Law 1 3 units (3 units: I hour lecture/unit; 3 hours/week)

Study of crimes and penalties, analysis of the elements of crimes and circumstances which affect criminal liability, person criminally liable for felonies and crimes, and study of jurisprudence.

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Law 3 Criminal Procedure Law 1 3 units (3 units: I hour lecture/unit; 3 hours/week)

Study of the Rules of Court and Criminal Procedure covering the law or arrest, search warrant, rules of preliminary investigation and the granting of bail to accused person, right of accused person during trial and manner of prosecution of criminal offenses, procedures in arrangement and trial, discharge of one or several defendants as state witnesses, rules governing arrest without warrant and the use of firearms in case resistance to arrest, study of court decisions regarding arrest, search and seizure.

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Law 4 Criminal Evidence Law 1 3 units (3 units: I hour lecture/unit; 3 hours/week)

Study of the fundamental principles of criminal evidence as embodied in the Rules of Court, distinction of the various kinds of evidences and their credibility and relevance, requirements of dying declaration as part of the “resgestae� effect of admission by co-conspirator, co-partner of third party; public documents as evidence and irrevocability of public records, disputable presumptions and burden of proof in criminal cases.

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Law 4 Court Testimony Law 1 3 units (3 units: I hour lecture/unit; 3 hours/week)

The course includes observation, enactment and the participation of the police officers in the judicial processes.


D. CRIME DETECTION AND INVESTIGATION Course Code Course Title Pre-requite Units

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CDI 1 Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation None 3 units (3 units: I hour lecture/unit; 3 hours/week)

The course covers the concepts and principles of Criminal Investigation including the modern technique in Crime Detection and Investigation including the modern technique in Crime Detection and Investigation. This also includes modern techniques in processing the crime scene involving murder, homicide, robbery, etc. It also aims to study the concepts and general principles of arrest, searches and seizure, and the right of the accused during custodial investigation.

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CD 2 Traffic Management and Accident Investigation CDI 1 3 units (3 units: I hour lecture/unit; 3 hours/week)

The course includes fundamentals of traffic safety education, enforcement, engineering, techniques in vehicular and pedestrian direction and control, techniques in point and inter-sectional vehicle volume determination for emergency and priority control; study of different traffic decrees, codes in national and local levels; techniques in the preparation of selective enforcement plans and policies for special and emergency traffic situations, methods and procedures in the use of the hand signals and electric signal lights; techniques in accident investigation; determination of reaction-time break-in-time, and application of scientific aids in hit-and-run cases.

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CDI 3 Special Crime Investigation CDI 1 3 units (3 units: I hour lecture/unit; 3 hours/week)

A special study of modern techniques in the investigation of crimes penalized under special laws. Specific rime such as narcotics, kidnap-for-ransom, bank robbery, carnapping, robbery, theft, homicide, murder, rape, criminal fraudulent transactions such as estafa, etc; corrupt and graft cases, need investigation skills and techniques in solving crimes. This entails basic and broad knowledge of criminal investigation as well as knowledge of crime and criminals and the law. The application of specific investigation procedures, skills and techniques on the part of criminal investigators are indispensable in the field of study.


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Drugs Education and Vice Control CDI 1 3 units (3 units: I hour lecture/unit; 3 hours/week)

This course studies the Drugs Abuse Prevention and Education Program of the government that includes recognition, nature and extent of drug problems; causes and influence of drug abuse; origin, identification and classification of commonly abused drugs, prohibited and regulated drugs and symptoms of drug abuse. This course also includes preventive drug abuse education and information program in schools and communities, and treatment and rehabilitation program for drug dependents.

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CDI 6 Fire Technology and Arson Investigation CDI 1 3 units (3 units: I hour lecture/unit; 3 hours/week)

The entire course covers the principles of technology of fire and its behavior. It also emphasizes fire investigation and the role of fire-fighters during fire suppression and investigation, the study of Fire and Building Code and law on destructive arson investigation

E. CRIMINALISTICS Course Code Course Title Pre-requite Units

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Criminalistics 1 Personal Identification None 4 units (3 units-lecture; 1-unit laboratory)

The course covers the fundamental study of ancient and modern methods of personal identification with emphasis on Dactyloscopy, Orthodontology and Palmistry, which embraces the identification and comparison of fingerprint patterns and ridge characteristics; the scientific method of recognition, development and preservation of latent prints; and the recording and classifying of fingerprints that include the Henry System and the FBI Extension.

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Criminalistics 2 Police Photography Criminalistics 1 4 units (3 units-lecture; 1-unit laboratory)

The course deals with the study on the history of photography, technical photography and forensic photography. Also deals with the general principles of still, photographic techniques, processing techniques, film characteristics, film manufacture and principles of photography, guidelines and procedures through its applications in relation to crime scene investigation. Police photography shall also cover the study of the Advance Photo System and its application in police work. Preparation and presentation of photographic evidences in court.


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Criminalistics 3 Forensic Ballistics Criminalistics 1 4 units (3 units-lecture; 1-unit laboratory)

The course considers the application of the theories of forensic ballistics as a tool in the investigation of modern police science which embraces the basic rule in the firearm/s investigation such as collecting, preserving, and identifying evidence in preparation for future law enforcement officers and as an expert witness for the prosecution. Students should also familiarize in caring, handling, collecting and preserving firearms and bullets.

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Criminalistics 4 Questioned Document Exam Criminalistics 1 4 units (3 units-lecture; 1-unit laboratory)

The course covers the scientific methods of identification and examination of questionable documents, handwriting examination, detection of forgery, falsification and counterfeiting of documents, which stress the procedures of restoring and deciphering erasures and obliterations; examination of documents by means of visible light, ultra-violet and ultra-red radiation and colored powders; recognition and selection of standards; and examination of questionable typewriting, computerized documents and other forms of modern printing.

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Criminalistics 5 Polygraphy (Lie Detection) Criminalistics 1 4 units

Study of the manufacture of the “lie detector� its use and operation; use of the machine in crime investigations; analysis of responses of subjects to the lie detector examinations; behavior systems of subjects of the lie detector practical use of the machine in employee recruitment; students are required to learn the operation of the machine.

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Criminalistics 6 Forensic Medicine Criminalistics 1 4 units

This course deals with the application of medical science in crime investigation with emphasis on human anatomy and physiology, the medico-legal aspects of physical injuries, death and crimes, abortion, infanticide, paternity and filiations, impotency sterility and poisoning.


F. CORRECTIONAL ADMINISTRATION Course Code Course Title Pre-requite Units

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CA 1 Institutional Correction None 3 units (3 units: I hour lecture/unit; 3 hours/week)

The course covers an examination of the history, philosophy and objectives of imprisonment and the development of prisons. A study of institutional agencies in the Philippines, to include BJMP, which oversees city and municipal jails; provincial jails and the Bureau of Corrections and their institution in terms of their structures, management, standards, programs and services. A critical analysis of the laws creating these agencies to determine areas for possible improvement.

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CA 2 Non-Institutional Corrections CA 1 3 units (3 units: I hour lecture/unit; 3 hours/week)

The course focuses on Presidential Decree 968, otherwise known as the “Probation Law of 1976 as Amended�, establishing a probation system in the Philippines, its historical background, philosophy, concepts and operations as a new correctional system, investigation, selection and condition of probation, distinction between incarceration, parole and probation and other forms of executive clemency, total involvement of probation in the administration of the Criminal Justice System.

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