Professional higher education is acquired in the College in three years and the period of study is completed with passing a comprehensive final examination. The study is of a practical nature, and internships have an important role in the curriculum in acquisition of specific professional skills. The internship is carried out in prison and this comprises almost a third of the total study time.
In the theoretical study, several teaching methods that successfully allow the linking of theory with practice are utilized. For example, the knowledge gained in the auditorium is implemented in the “complex of training cells” of the College where the communication takes place through various role-playing in architectural circumstances similar to those of the prison. The students participate in the study process wearing the uniforms of the prison service issued to them for free by the State.
The core areas of the curriculum materials are law, psychology and criminology, principles of surveillance and security, measures of resocialization (sentence planning, risk assessment, case management). The studies are free of charge. As of the year 2009, the study process takes place only in the form of day studies and a study group is set up of both high school graduates, as well as of those already working in the prison service. They are able to keep their salary and are released from the obligation to work during their studies.
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