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Academic, scientific or professional interest:There is a need to improve the education and the training of professionals in the Administration of Justice, in the Public and Private Security sector, of legal experts, criminologists, psychologists, sociologists, social workers and educators who develop or want to develop their professional activities in fields related to crime and security-related risk management.

From an academic perspective, it is convenient to provide a high-level training in an emerging and growing discipline such as Criminology and Security Studies, from a comprehensive understanding of the criminal justice system. Undergraduate studies in Criminology and Security, which have been already implemented , must have as a logical conclusion the implementation of specialised pathways that allow those who are trained in these fields to complete their studies and access the doctoral degree conducting research on these matters.

From a scientific perspective, it is important to encourage, guide and make the most of the commitment to research in Criminology and Security matters of those who have completed an undergraduate degree, either in Criminology and Security or in related fields, in order to promote an applied criminological study which is rigorous, contrasted and appropriate for the rules of scientific discourse. This should be a priority, especially when considering the social utility of these studies.

From the professional perspective, undergraduate training may be an insufficient basis for those graduates entering the labour market, either in the Administration of Criminal Justice (and in the implementation of programmes for crime prevention and management, enforcement of criminal penalties , etc.) or in tasks of great responsibility in matters of management of public and private security.