Crímina is a research center of the Miguel Hernández University and Elche Town Council dedicated to research applied to safety and the prevention of crime, Directed by Profesor Dr. Fernando Miró Llinares, the Crímina Center has more than fifteen years experience in empirical research with criminologists, jurists, psychologists, statisticians and police among its researchers, who carry out scientific research specialized in criminology and safety applied to the prevention and treatment of crime.
As a university research center belonging to the Miguel Hernández University, Crímina has carried out numerous scientific projects of impact with results which have been applied to improve safety and which have been presented in the most important national and international congresses. It aims, therefore, to develop research studies about different aspects of delinquency: from forms and typologies to the effects on victims, including the analysis of its concrete expressions in determined spatial-temporal coordinates.
In this sense, the main lines of research that the Crímina center has developed for the last few years cover a broad spectrum of themes of criminological and victimological interest: cybercrime, situational analysis and crime prevention, economic crime, deliquency and minors, evaluation of safety regulations and policies, road safety, public safety, police services oriented towards the community and community police, or criminology applied to evaluating the risk of recidivism.
In the same way, Crimina has a wide offer for training in criminology, safety and crime prevention, both online or classroom based. An average of 750 students a year and teaching staff with recognised national and international prestige guarantee the success of these curricula comprising two official Masters (University Masters in Crime Prevention and Analysis [MAPc] and University Masters in Criminological and Victimological Intervention [MICv]), and its own four post-graduate courses (Private Detective, Safety and Police Sciences [SECIP], Criminal Investigation and Safety Director).