Nijmegen, Netherlands

Sometimes Crime IS the Rational Choice

when 8 August 2022 - 12 August 2022
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 600

Why do people commit crime? Because there’s no death penalty? They’re psychopaths? The crime gene? What about video games!? Sometimes Crime IS the Rational Choice answers these questions and more!

Course leader

Dr. Zachary Hays, Associate Professor,
Criminal Justice
California State University Bakersfield,

Target group

• Advanced Bachelor
• Master

This course is designed for anyone interested in the major causes of crime (they might not be as simple as you think!) and what the Criminal Justice System can and/or should do about them!

Course aim

After this course you are able to:

1. Identify and understand with the most important theory of deviance, crime, and criminal justice behaviour.
2. Critically evaluate the logic of, and empirical research on, those theories.
3. Analyze and justify or challenge existing criminal justice policies and practices.
4. Use those theories to propose new criminal justice policies and practices.

Fee info

EUR 600: The fee includes the registration fees, course materials, access to library and IT facilities, coffee/tea, lunch, and a number of social activities.


We offer several reduced fees:
€ 540 early bird discount- deadline 1 April 2022 (10%)
€ 510 partner + RU discount (15%)
€ 450 early bird + partner + RU discount (25%)