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Handbook of Modules
For the Course of Study
“Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Law Enforcement”
Last edited: 30 August 2016

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Module 1 - Applied Policing and Legal
Framework
Module Coordinator:
RD Eberhard Breithaupt
Teaching and Learning
Objectives
The students are familiar with the legal framework for policing in the
fields of police law, criminal law and civil law. They know the basics of
general criminal law, the system of forensic science and basic proce-
dures and tactics of solving cases of crime. In addition, they know the
principles of traffic law. The students have knowledge of basic constitu-
tional law and selected fundamental rights.
Main Contents of Module
1. Police and Administrative Law
2. Adjective Criminal Law/Law of Criminal Procedure
3. Substantive Criminal Law, Administrative Offence Law and Civil Law
4. Special Police Law
5. Basic Traffic Law and Traffic Management
6. Principles of Forensic Science
7. Public and Constitutional Law
8. Public Service Law
9. Psychology
Exam
Contact
Hours
60
50
110
45
54
76
60
20
25
4
Self-
study
15
10
25
10
14
18
15
10
5
4
Workload (hours)
Module Total:
630
Contact Hours:
504
Self-study:
126
Credits:
21 ECTS
Position in Course of Study
Beginning: First module in course of study, 1st semester
End:
End of 1st semester/beginning of 2nd semester
Teaching and Learning
Methods
Contact Hours:
Lectures
Seminars
Practical Classes
Case Processing
Self-study:
Independent Study and Producing Work (such as essays)
Independent Case Processing
Exercises
Exam / Performance Records
There is a written exam including parts of the different subject
fields.

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Module 2 - Practical Basics of Policing
Module Coordinator:
KD Harry Hörig
Teaching and Learning
Objectives
The students learn the basics of traffic law, traffic management, forensic
photography and forensic science, computer science, communication
and case processing as well as professional ethics. They undergo train-
ing in driving police cars and giving first aid. There are situational train-
ings in which students are prepared for their work placements.
Main Contents of Module
1. Basic Traffic Law and Traffic Management for Applied Policing
2. Driver Training
3. Basics of Crime Control for Practical Policing
4. Office Communication, Processing of Cases “IVO” (Integrated Case Pro-
cessing System), Enquiry
5. Professional Ethics
6. First Aid
Exam
Contact
Hours
112
4
90
106
16
7
2
Self-
study
34
0
38
34
6
1
Workload (hours)
Module Total:
450
Contact Hours:
337
Self-study:
113
Credits:
15 ECTS
Position in Course of Study
Beginning: End of 1st semester, particular feature: teaching com-
plex 4, work with IVO begins in the middle of the 1st semester.
Teaching and Learning
Methods
Contact Hours:
Lectures
Seminars
Practical Classes
Class in computer room and forensic lab
Supervised partner or group work
Students’ Presentations
Case Processing of given cases
Self-study:
Work in Small Groups and Practical Classes
Independent Trainings
Exercises
Preparing Presentations
Independent Case Processing
Exam / Performance Records
There is an individual oral exam in which interdisciplinary
knowledge is tested. Students also have to pass an examination
and provide certificates in typing with ten fingers, using a portable
radio, driving a police car and provide proof of participation in the
first aid training, since these are requirements for a successful
conclusion of the module.

Module 3 - Basics of Police Training
Module Coordinator: Prorector
1. Academic Year: PD Oswald
2nd/3rd Academic Year: KHK Hiller
Importance of Module
Practical classes and further training sessions during the course of study
are required for further mission-based classes. A great emphasis is
placed on psychomotor skills. Systematic and individual training aims at
having long-term and stable training effects.
Main Contents of Module
1. Operational Training and Training of Police Actions
Basic Course - 1 Academic Year
Main Course - 2 Academic Year
Main Course - 3 Academic Year
2. Physical Education
Basic Course - 1 Academic Year
Main Course - 2 Academic Year
Main Course - 3 Academic Year
3. Marksmanship Training
Basic Course - 1 Academic Year
Main Course - 2 Academic Year
Main Course - 3 Academic Year
Contact
Hours
90
12
67
60
57
0
90
36
36
Self-
study
0
12
15
0
15
20
0
0
0
Workload (hours)
Module Total:
510
Contact Hours:
448
Self-study:
62
Credits:
17 ECTS
Position in Course of Study
This is a multi-semester module which is taught for more than one
semester.
Beginning: Police recruits start with the 1st
semester
/ police con-
stables who want to join the command service start with the 3rd
semester
End:
With termination of the main course (6th semester)
Teaching and Learning
Methods
Contact Hours:
Interactive Teaching and Learning
Practical Exercises
Supervised Partner and Group Work
Practical Classes
Seminars
Mini-Presentations
Self-study:
Literature Searching and Review
Preparation of Exercises/Individual Training
Exam / Performance Records
Performance tests, physical tests and target practice are conduct-
ed during the course of study.

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Module 4 - Work Placement
Module Coordinator:
PD Jürgen Siegert
Importance of Module
The work placement, which starts after the mostly theoretical basic
course, is the first possibility for the students to use their acquired
knowledge and put it into practice. It is also necessary for the compre-
hension of the upcoming modules during the course of study. The stu-
dents use their practical experience throughout further theoretical tuition.
Main Contents of Module
The methodical competence gained during the basic course plays an im-
portant role in the work placement.
The work placement consists of the following fields of activity:
Road Traffic Safety
Crime Control
Protective Measures
Contact
Hours
Self-
study
Workload (hours)
Module Total:
480
Credits:
16 ECTS
Position in Course of Study
In 2nd semester, after the basic course (modules 1-2)
Teaching and Learning
Methods
Acquisition of practical skills through participation in police
service
Exam / Performance Records
The students’ performances during the work placement will be
rated by supervisors at the corresponding places of work. This
evaluation is based on fix criteria of the University of Applied Sci-
ences.

Module 5 - Basics of Methodology and
Social Science
Module Coordinator:
Dr. Maike Neumann
Importance of Module
Module 5 serves as fundamental introduction to the main course. The
main goal is to teach basic skills for researching as well as methodical
competence and basic knowledge of social science. These skills will be
required for the upcoming modules and practical police work.
Main Contents of Module
1. Elective Courses
2. Sociological Methods of Working
3. Psychology
4. Sociology and Pedagogy
5. Political Science
6. Business Administration
Exam
Contact
Hours
30
30
56
32
32
16
4
Self-
study
30
8
20
16
16
6
4
Workload (hours)
Module Total:
300
Contact Hours:
200
Self-study:
100
Credits:
10 ECTS
Position in Course of Study
Beginning:
3rd semester
End:
4th semester
Teaching and Learning
Methods
Contact Hours:
Lectures
Seminars
Practical Classes, Trainings
Self-study:
Literature Search and Review
Work in Small Groups
Exam / Performance Records
There is a written exam including at least two subject fields of the
module.
Some lecturers might require further certifications.

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Module 6 – Legal Framework of
Proactive and Reactive Policing
Module Coordinator:
PD Hartwig Elzermann
Importance of Module
During their practical police work, police officers are confronted with a
wide range of different situations. Therefore, the officers are required to
know how to deal with any situation in an adequate and legally correct
manner.
This Module helps the students to prepare themselves for these situa-
tions by teaching them the basics of the adjective and substantive crimi-
nal law as well as the basics of police law and administrative law.
Main Contents of Module
1. Public Law
2. Legal Basis of Protective Police Measures
3. Legal Basis of Repressive Police Measures
4. Exam
Contact
Hours
60
90
160
4
Self-
study
34
60
72
Workload (hours)
Module Total:
480
Contact Hours:
306
Self-study:
170
Credits:
16 ECTS
Position in Course of Study
Beginning: End of 1st semester, particular feature: teaching com-
plex 4, work with IVO begins in the middle of the 1st semester.
Teaching and Learning
Methods
Contact Hours:
Lectures
Seminars
Interactive Teaching and Learning
Practical Classes
Self-study
Exam / Performance Records
Written or oral examination

Module 7 - Principles and Legal Frame-
work of Uniformed Policing
Module Coordinator:
PD Leif Woidtke
Importance of Module
Students use their experience of applied policing to learn the basics of
operational theory and police management theory. The contents of this
Module, together with the contents of Module 11, provide basic
knowledge of how to successfully cope with everyday police situations.
Main Contents of Module
1. Sociological Analyses of Institutions and Institution Management
2. Principles of Operational Theory
3. Basic Knowledge About Police Institutions
4. Tactical Police Measures
5. Problem-Solving Processes - Planning and Taking Decisions
6. Basics of Police Management Theory
7. Professional Ethics
Exam
Contact
Hours
10
10
18
26
26
20
6
4
Self-
study
2
4
2
22
14
10
2
Workload (hours)
Module Total:
180
Contact Hours:
116
Self-study:
60
Credits:
10 ECTS
Position in Course of Study
Beginning:
3rd semester
End:
4th semester
Teaching and Learning
Methods
Contact Hours:
Lectures
Practical Classes
Interactive Teaching and Learning
Self-study:
Supervised Work in Small Groups and Practical Classes
Exercises
Exam / Performance Records
There is either a written or oral exam.

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Module 8 - General Criminalistics and
Basic Criminology
Module Coordinator:
KD Torsten Madlung
Importance of Module
A major task of policing in order to combat crime is to deal with relevant
facts. The majority of students has no or only little knowledge about the
causes and manifestations of criminal investigation and its processing.
The Module aims at providing fundamental knowledge of criminal inves-
tigation and also its methods and theories, seen from different perspec-
tives.
Main Contents of Module
1. General Criminalistics
2. Forensic Science
3. Basic Criminology
4. Psychology of Interrogation
5. Interrogation Practice
6. Police Information Systems
Exam
Contact
Hours
82
42
42
20
18
20
2
Self-
study
23
7
8
6
0
0
Workload (hours)
Module Total:
270
Contact Hours:
224
Self-study:
44
Credits:
9 ECTS
Position in Course of Study
Beginning:
3rd semester
End:
4th semester
Teaching and Learning
Methods
Contact Hours:
Lectures
Practical Classes
Interactive Teaching and Learning
Presentations (of Research Results)
Self-study:
Group Work and Individual Work
Supervised Work in Small Groups and Practical Classes
Exam / Performance Records
There is either a written exam at the end of Module 8 consisting of
at least two interdisciplinary parts or an oral exam testing the
knowledge of the Module’s subject fields.

Module 9 – Legal Framework and
Implementation of Road Traffic Safety
Module Coordinator:
Prof. Dr. jur. Dieter Müller
Importance of Module
Traffic control, traffic accident recording and case handling are elements
of the traffic safety work, which is done by the police. They, among oth-
ers, are the core competences of policing. Road traffic safety constitutes
one of the three pillars of our police-specific studies. The second pillar
deals with issues regarding crime investigation and the third pillar is in
regard to police operations.
Main Contents of Module
1. Principles of How to Increase Road Traffic Safety
2. Basic Traffic Law
3. Special Fields and Problems of the Implementation of
Road Traffic Safety
4. Special Fields of Traffic Law
Exam
Contact
Hours
60
60
32
34
4
Self-
study
30
30
10
10
Workload (hours)
Module Total:
270
Contact Hours:
186
Self-study:
80
Credits:
9 ECTS
Position in Course of Study
Beginning:
4th semester
End:
5th semester
Teaching and Learning
Methods
Contact Hours:
Lectures
Seminars
Practical Classes
Practical Training
Self-study:
Supervised Work in Small Groups and Practical Classes
Studying Literature
Exam / Performance Records
There is a written exam of 240 minutes which comprises
the whole course content.

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Module 10 - International
Cooperation
Module Coordinator:
Ass. iur. Jens Philipp Wilhelm
Importance of Module
This Module provides police-relevant knowledge of the English language
as well as intercultural competence. It aims at extending the knowledge
of political, social and legal conditions of policing all around the world.
Main Contents of Module
1. English, Intercultural Competence
2. Globalization, Europeanisation, Intersocietal Relations
3. International Politics
4. International Law: Law of Nations, European Law
Exam
Contact
Hours
178
10
18
24
4
Self-
study
60
20
10
6
Workload (hours)
Module Total:
330
Contact Hours:
230
Self-study:
96
Credits:
11 ECTS
Position in Course of Study
Beginning:
3rd semester
End:
6th semester
- English: to be taught over more than one semester
Teaching and Learning
Methods
Contact Hours:
Lectures
Practical Classes (Individual or Group Work)
Seminars (Including Presentations)
Self-study:
Individual and Group Work
Reading Comprehension
Presentations and Working Out Academic Papers
Comprehension Questions
Exam / Performance Records
There are two exams. In English, there is an oral exam, including
the fields of intercultural competence and intercultural communi-
cation. The second exam is conducted in written form and in-
cludes study contents of the other subjects of this Module (may
also be interdisciplinary).

Module 11 – Police Operations in
Complex Situations
Module Coordinator:
(PD Siegbert Ullrich)
currently: PD Jürgen Siegert
Importance of Module
The acquired knowledge will qualify the students to use interdisciplinary
concepts for handling cases.
This enables them to cope with different situations in an adequate way
and to take consistent decisions.
Main Contents of Module
1. Sociological and Psychological Basics
2. Police Actions in Special Situations
(Traffic Management)
3. Police Measures During Major Events And
Assemblies, including Law on Weapons
4. Complex Situations
(Labour Disputes, Gatherings, Demonstrations, Events of
Large-Scale Damaging, Catastrophe, Manhunt, Bank
Robberies, Kidnapping, Threats of Assault, Amok,
Right-Wing Music Events, Sports and Violence)
5. Complex and Interactive Practice
Exam
Contact
Hours
14
10
50
128
6
4
Self-
study
10
8
44
80
6
Workload (hours)
Module Total:
360
Contact Hours:
208
Self-study:
148
Credits:
12 ECTS
Position in Course of Study
Beginning:
4th semester
End:
6th semester
Teaching and Learning
Methods
Contact Hours:
Lectures
Seminars
Practical Classes
Self-study:
Supervised Work in Small Groups and Practical Classes
Independent Case Processing
Exam / Performance Records
The
exam
consists
of
at
least
two
parts
which might be conducted orally or in written form.

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Module 12 - Advanced Criminalistics and
Criminology
Module Coordinator:
LKD Holger Lingott
Importance of Module
The examination of crime-related problems is an important part of polic-
ing. The majority of students has no or only little knowledge about mani-
festations and relations of criminal investigation and its processing. The
Module aims at showing different perspectives of several types of crime.
Main Contents of Module
1. Missing Persons (Unidentified Bodies, Unknown Helpless People); Un-
natural Death
2. Sexual Offences
3. Violation of Bodily Integrity, Domestic Violence
4. Politically-Motivated Crime
5. Property Crime and Arson, Resulting Crime
6. Cybercrime; Fraud;
Money Laundering
7. Drug Offences
8. Forensic Science
Exam
Contact
Hours
38
38
46
12
34
20
42
26
4
Self-
study
14
10
10
4
12
10
6
4
Workload (hours)
Module Total:
330
Contact Hours:
256
Self-study:
70
Credits:
12 ECTS
Position in Course of Study
Beginning:
4th semester
End:
6th semester
Teaching and Learning
Methods
Contact Hours:
Lectures
Seminars
Exercises/Field Trips
Practical Exercises
Self-study:
Assignments
Independent Case Processing, Sample Cases
Exam / Performance Records
There is an interdisciplinary written exam of 240 minutes. The
amount of content tested may vary from subject to subject.

Module 13 - Specific Legal Requirements
for Policing
Module Coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Henning Schwier
Importance of Module
This Module is based on the basic legal knowledge students got in Mod-
ule 6. It examines specific areas of the legal framework of policing.
Main Contents of Module
1. Data Collection and Processing by the Police
2. Basic Public Service Law and Disciplinary Law
3. Aliens Law
Exam
Contact
Hours
80
48
28
4
Self-
study
26
16
8
Workload (hours)
Module Total:
210
Contact Hours:
156
Self-study:
50
Credits:
7 ECTS
Position in Course of Study
Beginning:
5th semester
End:
6th semester
Teaching and Learning
Methods
Contact Hours:
Lectures
Seminars
Q&A Sessions with Lecturer
Practical Classes
Practical Demonstrations
Self-study:
Literature Reviews
Presentations
Case Processing
Exam / Performance Records
There is a written exam with a duration of several hours. Some
parts might be tested by means of an oral examination (e.g.
presentations).

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Module 14 - Areas of Speciality
Module Coordinator:
PD Uwe Heinrich
Importance of Module
This Module is based on subject-specific theories of previous modules
and aims at developing the students’ competence in order to work in
special areas of
policing.
There is tuition in specific areas in regard to the
students’ future workplace. This enables students to extend their
knowledge in the corresponding areas.
Main Contents of Module
1.
Areas of Speciality
1.1 Management and Operations of the Uniformed Police
1.2 Tasks of Criminal Investigation
1.3. Deployment in Police Units
2. Internship
(At the end of Module 14 the students are sent out on
a six-week internship, if possible in their future workplace. Organization of
this period may vary depending on
chosen area of speciality.)
Contact
Hours
120
240
Self-
study
30
Workload (hours)
Module Total:
390
Work Place-
ment:
240
Areas of Spe-
ciality:
150
Credits:
13 ECTS
Position in Course of Study
Beginning:
5th semester
End:
6th semester
Teaching and Learning
Methods
Contact Hours:
Lectures
Seminars
Practical Classes
Project Work
Field Trips
Trainings
Self-study:
Work in Small Groups
Preparing Presentations
Assignments
Individual Self-study
Exam / Performance Records
Participation
in practical trainings and tuitions.

No.
Name of Module
Module Coordinator
Semester
Total
Contact Hours
Self-Study / % of Study ECTS
1
Applied Policing and Legal Framework
RD Breithaupt, Mr.
1 - 2
630
504
160 / 20,0
21
2
Practical Basics of Policing
KD Hörig, Mr.
1 - 2
450
337
113 / 25,1
15
3
Basics of Police Training
Prorector
1 - 6
510
428
82 / 16,1
17
4
Work Placement
PD Siegert, Mr.
2
480
16
5
Basics of Methodology and Social Science
Dr. Neumann, Mrs.
3
300
200
100 / 33,3
10
6
Legal Framework of Proactive and Reactive Policing
PD Elzermann, Mr.
3 - 4
480
314
166 / 34,6
16
7
Principles and Legal Framework of Uniformed Policing
PD Woidtke, Mr.
3 - 4
180
124
56 / 31,1
6
8
General Criminalistics and Basic Criminology
KD Madlung, Mr.
3 - 4
270
226
44 / 16,3
9
9
Legal Framework and Implementation of Road Traffic
Safety
Prof. Dr. Müller, Mr.
4 - 5
270
188
82 / 30,4
9
10
International Cooperation
Ass. iur. Wilhelm, Mr.
3 - 6
330
232
98 / 29,7
11
11
Police Operations in Complex Situations
PD Ullrich, Mr.
currently: PD Siegert
4 - 6
360
212
148 / 41,1
12
12
Advanced Criminalistics and Criminology
LKD Lingott, Mr.
4 – 6
330
253
77/ 23,3
11
13
Specific Legal Requirements for Policing
Prof. Dr. Schwier, Mr.
5 – 6
210
164
46 / 21,9
7
14
Areas of Speciality
PD Heinrich, Mr.
6
390
120
30, / 20,0
13
Bachelor Thesis (Exemption from Study / Service)
6
210
7
Course of Study (Total)
5.400
3.302
1.168 / 26,1
180