Police Law and Practice

lcrim2110  2022-2023  Louvain-la-Neuve

Police Law and Practice
4.00 credits
30.0 h
Main themes
The course deals with the following areas :
- the socio-historical development of the Belgian police systems;
- the various police techniques, primarily in their relationship to the investigation of crimes and their perpetrators;
- relations between the police services and the authorities;
- criminological analysis of police strategies.
Learning outcomes

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The course seeks to provide students with the informational and analytical tools to enable them to compare the operation and the activity of police services from both a legal and a criminological standpoint. The course is intended for students undergoing training for their degree in criminology with a police service or a legal service and to those who plan a career in these fields.
The course is taught by lectures illustrated by practical cases taken from the students'own experience in the field. Emphasis is placed on integration of the practical approach with the theoretical approach.
Evaluation methods
written exam
  • C. De Valkeneer, "Manuel de l'enquête pénale", Ed. Larcier, 2005, 2e ed.
Teaching materials
  • C. De Valkeneer, "Manuel de l'enquête pénale", Ed. Larcier, 2005, 2e ed.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Master [120] in Law

Master [120] in Criminology