February 24, 1992 – DO 21, s. 1992 – Policies and Standards for Criminology Education

February 24, 1992
DO 21, s. 1992
Policies and Standards for Criminology Education

To: Bureau Directors
Regional Directors
Presidents, State Colleges and Universities
Heads, Private Schools, Colleges and Universities

  1. The inclosed set of policies and standards, approved by this Office upon the recommendation of the technical panel composed of members representing the following agencies and organizations:
    1. Philippine Educators’ Association for Criminology Education (PEACE)
    2. National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM)
    3. Philippine National Police (PNP)
    4. Board of Examiners for Criminology of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC)
    5. Professional Criminologists Association of the Philippines (PCAP)
    6. Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)
    7. Bureau of Corrections, Department of Justice (BOC/DOJ)
    8. Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP)
    9. Bureau of Higher Education, Department of Education, Culture and Sports (BHE/DECS)

    embodies the revised general principles and guidelines relative to Criminology Education Program.

  2. This revised Policies and Standards for Criminology Education prepares students for careers in scientific crime detection, Police Administration, Criminal Justice System Administration, Corrections and Jail Management, and Security and Safety Management. Its pragmatic value lies in its responsiveness to the strengthening of the law enforcement agencies of the government, the improvement of Criminal Justice System Administration and the enhancement of public security and safety. It seeks to develop critical thinking, effective communication, sound judgment and human values formation for effective involvement of the community in the maintenance of public order and safety.
  3. This Order which supersedes MECS Order No. 22, s. 1983, DECS Order No. 46, s. 1987 and other related rules on Criminology Education Program, shall take effect beginning school year 1992-1993.
  4. For a more systematic implementation of the program, the prescribed curriculum shall be implemented on a gradual basis as follows:
    Curriculum Year / School Year
    First / 1992-1993
    Second / 1993-1994
    Third / 1994-1995
    Fourth / 1995-1996
  5. Every criminology school/department should give these policies and standards the widest publicity possible among the academic community and its clientele.
  6. Compliance with these rules and standards by all concerned is desired.

Incl.: As stated
References: DECS Order No. 46, s. 1987
MECS Order No. 22, s. 1983
Manual of Regulation for Private Schools (1970 edition)
Batas Pambansa Bilang 232 (Education Act of 1982)

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