The Postgraduate Program of Criminology is operated by the Department of Sociology of the Panteion University as officially recognized by the Ministry of Education Postgraduate since the academic year 2003-2004, initially under the title 'Modern Crime and its Countermeasures' (Government Gazette 1200 / 26- 8-2003) and from July 2014 with its current title (Government Gazette 2006 / 23-7-2014 & 1661 / 10-6-16). In the context of the re-establishment of all the PMS, the current Government FEK is the no. 2485 / 26-6-18, t.w.
The Criminology Department has an important tradition in postgraduate studies since it has been operating since 1984, following a decision by the Panteion University Senate. In addition, the Sector of Criminology has been working since 1998 on the direction of Criminology in the Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Program 'Social Exclusion and Minorities' (EPEAEK II CSF) of the Department of Sociology with the participation of the Department of Psychology of the Panteion University as well as the two-year Postgraduate Program Euro-American Cooperation of the Criminal Division, on 'The Globalization of Crime and the Answer to Justice' leading to a joint diploma by six Universities (American University of Washington, Florida State University and Sam Houston-Texas University, Panteion University, University of Bologna and University of Barcelona).
The MSc. offers a Postgraduate Diploma entitled 'Criminology'. The MSc is awarded to those students who successfully complete the course and are assessed positively in the Diploma Thesis. The titles are awarded by the Department of Sociology of the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences.
The aim of the course is to study the main forms of crime and their development in Greece, Europe and internationally, to investigate the factors and processes that create it, as well as to analyze the trends of modern anti-criminal policy.
Graduates of the MSc of Criminology have the opportunity to work as specialized scientists, researchers and consultants, capable of staffing public, public and private services (Ministries of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights, Interior, Education, Lifelong Learning and Religion, Health and Social Solidarity) and in particular police, prisons, minors' care service, social welfare services, various social services (state, municipalities, private bodies), the Councils for Delinquency prevention, Τreatment centers of social exclusion (Released (from) dependent, immigrants, the homeless, the unemployed, etc.) or crime victims (abused women, children, etc.) and similar governmental or non-governmental bodies.
Detailed information on the site of the MSc of Criminology: http://criminology.panteion.gr/index.php?lang=el