Through the Education for Justice (E4J) initiative, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime has developed a series of university modules and other tools to assist academics teaching on some of today's most crucial threats. Specifically, E4J aims to support tertiary level educators and academics in their efforts to transmit knowledge and create a deeper understanding of rule of law related issues, with a focus on the subject areas of crime prevention and criminal justice, anti-corruption, organized crime, trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants, firearms, cybercrime, wildlife, forest and fisheries crime, counter-terrorism as well as integrity and ethics. The university module series and the related tools were developed in close coordination with more than 590 academics and national experts from more than 400 universities and 96 countries. The university modules are designed for use as a stand-alone teaching resources, or as a means of enhancing existing courses in criminology, law, political science, international relations, sociology, and many other disciplines.
Open source and available for free, we invite academics to use the E4J materials, provide us with feedback and link up to our E4J network to find out how the UN and academia can work together closer. Let's join forces in shaping tomorrow's leaders and empowering the future generation to tackle the most pressing global crime problems.
This feature - currently under development - will allow lecturers to put together their own course choosing elements from various E4J university modules, in full or in part, from different topic areas in line with their needs.
E4J developed a Resource Guide to support those who organize Model United Nations (MUN) conferences to incorporate issues from UNODC mandate areas into their conferences.
A networking platform is currently being developed by E4J, where lecturers will be able to connect with each other and with the E4J team. For a start, please
to help us build the network.