Criminology Courses

Introduction

Criminology is the branch of science which deals with the crime and the prevention of crime. Forensic science is only the part of criminology. Criminology is directly referring to the crime. It is one of the challenging fields.

The crime is increasing day by day in various countries. In India, the crime rate is very high. Criminology is the best career in such countries where crime is everywhere and several agencies, NGOs and other bureau has been working in this field.

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“The Criminology is the science of evidences, collected with the help of science like chemistry, genetics or physiology for the reference of crime”.

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On the other way, “the criminology is the study of individual or social crime”.

The criminology involves the study of crime, the reason that working the behind of the case, cause of crime, crime statistics, prevention of crime, criminal behavior, and evaluation of criminal justice agencies, penology, criminal career and desistance and sociology of law.

Courses

The courses in the field of criminology are offered in range of certificate to doctoral level programmes as per the following:

  • Certificate Course (forensic Science)
  • Diploma Course (Cyber Crime)
  • Diploma Course (Forensic Science and Criminology)
  • Diploma in Criminal Law (D.Crin)
  • Diploma in Criminology & Penology
  • Bachelor Degree Course (Forensic Science and Criminology)
  • Masters Degree Course (Forensic Science and Criminology)
  • Masters Degree Course (Forensic Science and Criminology Research)
  • Master of Science (M.Sc) in Criminology
  • Master of Arts (MA) in Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Master of Arts (MA) in Anti Terrorism Law
  • Master of Legislative Law (LLM) in Criminal Law & Criminology
  • Master of Legislative Law (LLM) in Crimes & Torts
  • Master of Legislative Law (LLM) in Criminal Law
  • Post Graduate Diploma Course (Forensic Science and Criminology)

Certificate courses run through the agencies against the crime for the duration of 6 months. A there are some universities in India which offer the diploma programme for the duration of 1 year and UG degree programme leading to the B.A degree and the B.Sc degree in forensic science or criminology as one of the subjects.

Admission & Eligibility

What is the eligibility to get admission in Criminology courses?

To get the admission in this field you must have cleared the 12th examination with science subjects. You can apply for CLAT 2020 to get admission in law courses in various law colleges. For admission in B.A degree programme in criminology or cyber crime, a student had the art group in 12th can apply.

For admissions into master courses like MA or LLM, you should have completed a bachelor’s degree in the related field from any recognized college or institution.

There is a various entrance exams through which you can get admission in UG & PG programme. You can appear in AILET 2020, AIBE 2020, LSAT 2020, AP LAWCET 2020, TS LAWCET 2020 and many others.

Colleges offering admissions in Criminology courses are listed here:

  • University of Pune
  • Osmania University
  • Gujarat University
  • University of Madras
  • Bundelkhand University
  • Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science
  • Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU)
  • Vinayaka Institute of Management & Technology

Career Scope

Criminology is the emerging career in India and the abroad, one, who has degree course or the doctoral course called as the criminologist. In India many of detective agencies are establishing and requiring the professionals in criminology.

There is a good job opportunity in the field of criminology. This field has various offers for the scientist, research assistant, criminologist, forensic scientist and an investigator.

Once you have completed course in this field, you can opt job in various areas such as Forensic Department, Police, Research area, Medical Hospitals, CBI, Court, FBI, Crime Laboratories, Private Hospitals, Colleges, Institutions, MNCs (legal matters), Prison Reforms Programs and many others.

You may be the professor in a college or the university or you may be the professional in legal study or the judiciary member. The job profiles in the field of criminology and forensic science are as the following:

  • Private detectives
  • Crime investigators
  • Crime scene analyst
  • Crime laboratory analyst
  • F.B.I. agents
  • Forensic surgeon
  • Forensic engineer
  • Police officers
  • Crime intelligence analyst
  • Community corrections coordinator
  • Law reform researcher
  • Regional crime prevention coordinator
  • Consumer advocate
  • Drug policy advisor
  • Environment protection analyst

Skills Required to become a Criminologist

  • Analytical Skills: You should have the ability to predict effective or solve complicated crime situations to produce well structured results.
  • Data Collection: The collected data on the spot of crime should be informative and understanding. The way of collecting data should be organized and clean.
  • Crime Techniques: You should follow the different techniques every time to analyze the data gathered from various sources in the crime places.
  • Criminal Behaviour: It is very important to understand and have criminal behaviour knowledge. If one has full knowledge about criminal’s behaviour then you can easily understand the reasons of crimes.
  • Good Public Speaking Skills: You have to build up this quality inside you to put your words forward in public places.
  • Research Skills: First, you have to know the research techniques before investigating any case. Research is very important in every field of investigation.
  • Knowledge of Computers: The knowledge of computers and internet is necessary nowadays. The all sources of collecting information and gathering are mostly done through internet.

Salary & Payscale

A criminologist can be a part of the government and private sector companies or the organization. The salary in government sector is fixed but in the private sector the salary is a matter of fluctuation. The salary depends on the skills of one and the case on which he/she is working.

The career is brighter in abroad than the India in the field of criminology. You may earn the handsome money to establish your own detective agency.

As a criminologist, you can earn around Rs. 3 to 4 lacs per year. With some good experience in this field you can earn attractive salary packages in both sectors.

Recruiters

The top sectors and organizations for the recruitment of criminologist are as the following:

  • Government agencies against the crime
  • State police
  • Central police
  • FBI
  • CBI
  • IB
  • Private detective agencies
  • NGOs
  • Human rights agencies

 Books and Study Materials

  • Criminology for Dummies by Steven Briggs
  • Student Handbook of Criminal Justice and Criminology by John Muncie & David Wilson
  • Key Readings In Criminology by Tim Newburn
  • The Oxford Handbook of Criminology Fifth Edition by Mike Maguire
  • Criminology by Tim Newburn
  • Criminology: A Reader by Yvonne Jewkes and Gayle Lether

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Displaying 244 Comments
  1. Edwin sevi says:

    Can a student after completing his +12 with commerce go for ba criminology.if yes then what are the varieties in ba criminology

  2. S. Nithesh Nirmal says:

    I am a 3rd year b.sc.geography student.I am going to join Bachelor’s of law degree(3year course). I also have a interest in studying criminology. So, Can I study B.Sc.Criminology (or) Forensic science in distance education. So that I can have both degrees simultaneously. And suggest the universities which have criminology in distance education.

  3. Vishnu says:

    Sir I want the course b.sc,criminology how many mark get in +2 exam sir and how to get form and apply it

  4. my name is abdul salam says:

    I have passed my 12 th study with 83 percent of score in commerce. Can i do the criminology.If not, what sort of cources i can do as the same of Criminology.?

  5. kajol says:

    I have already filled form for SOL UG BA hons in Political Science (first year) but now I want to switch to it to BA programme criminology can I do so?

  6. HARI GOPAN says:

    SIR I AM A 12TH STANDARD STUDENT….. AM STUDYING HUMANITIES……..CAN I OPT CRIMINOLOGY….. AND WHICH STREAMS ARE THERE FOR ME IN CRIMINOLOGY

  7. B.Rajesh says:

    Sir,
    i am Completed my Bsc Bzc and now i am in state Police Dept as a Constable, so i want to wish to course in Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science in Distance manner.
    Could u please tell me can i do this course in Distance Education its has enable for me or not please explain me sir.
    thanking you sir.

  8. gokul says:

    sir i have completed my engineering in mechanical..im interested in doing criminology…i can do it or not???if so what course should i prefer???

  9. suhaa says:

    Can I do criminology after 12 by taking PCMC Group in 12th

  10. Harish says:

    I done my UG B.E. CSE in 2014 i am willing to do Crimininology Courses. What kind of courses i can pursue and where can i pursue courses in Tamilnadu ?
    Thanks in Advance…………..
    Please Reply……………

  11. pallavi singhal says:

    i have passed m.a. With criminology and education of socity then now what can i do after these plz suggest.i want do something best in criminology plz reply

  12. Bargavan says:

    Im doing b.com (corporate secretaryship) accounts stream. But im studing CCNA & CEH in local institute. Iam willing to study cyber forensics & informatics. Can i eligible to study this…?? Reply me soon & help me to clarify this.

  13. soms says:

    I am a pcmc stdt in plus2 so can i do bsc in foregnic sciences or wheather bio is necessary

  14. apuii says:

    how can i study criminology after passing cl-12 with biology????

  15. Swastika Sai says:

    I’m doing my 12th this year(2016-17) and am from arts background.We have History,Psychology,Economics,Informatics and English. Can I apply for B.A criminology……

  16. modi dev divyanshu kumar says:

    Sir I am interested in forensic criminology .
    I am study in 12 the science B group but I don’t know 12th science after which courses in join FS . l hope youare andarstand my question so please and my question I need your ans

  17. Gautamsinh makvana says:

    Sir i complet my graduatation , with b. Com
    Can i join criminology?

  18. rudra soni says:

    I’m B.A.ENGLISH LITERATURE dropped out student , and I wanna be a private detective , is that possible ? i want to make my carrier bright in this field .

  19. Nivetha says:

    Can I do criminology after Ba.Llb , to develop my career as a criminal lawyer.Will it be useful?

  20. Jubin babu says:

    Sir iam a b.com student but my +2 stream is commerce can I study MA criminology

  21. Your Name... says:

    yaa i am a Bsc computer student of final year
    i need to do my ug or pg in cyber crime

  22. Bahvana meena says:

    I am student in b.Sc 1st year math physics economic I go for m.Sc in criminology

  23. Rakib Hossain says:

    I am 12th passed(arts)75%.but I want to study criminology subject.can I study with these subject..please help me

  24. Your Name... says:

    I had 75% in plus 2 Computer science can i get admission for bsc crimnology ?

  25. KADAR MOIDEEN says:

    SIR,
    MY SON IS NOW STUDYING IX STANDARD.
    HE WANTS TO BE A IPS RANK OFFICER.
    1)IF THE CRIMINOLOGY IS ELIGIBLE FOR IPS EXAM?
    2)AFTER 10 ANY +2 COURSES FOR THE ASE OF CRIMINOLOGY?

  26. dhivakar says:

    I want to study criminology so what qualification required for that

  27. Rony Rufus says:

    Sir , i have not taken biology in 12th but i am studying chemistry, physics , computer science and maths . Sir is it a must that bio is compulsory for forensic science ? Is forensic science also related with cyber crimes? Are there collages for it in south india..mostly kerala?

    • Mohit Negi says:

      you can pursue forensic science with PCM, Forensic science deals with investigation of crimes, collecting & analyzing evidences like finger print, blood samples or any evidence that can be found at the crime scene.

  28. OMPRAKASH says:

    i am pg in criminology plz. help me a job in criminology feild

  29. Kabeer says:

    Can a 12th pass student with Commerce, can opt for BA Criminology??

  30. rani katekar says:

    Is really ?bsc in criminology and forensic has scope in india after 3 years can we get job in this field

  31. Sonu says:

    Sir, I would like to know the colleges that offer B.A or B.Sc Criminology in Kerala. Please help if you could.

  32. lohitha mukkamala says:

    hisir, i’ve completed my 12th standard with 87percent.i want to do bsc in criminology,can you please suggest me good colleges for that. thank u sir

  33. Nisha says:

    Can I do M.Sc in forensic science and criminology because I have done B.Sc but computer science

  34. Vrushabh says:

    sir,
    I have passed 12 std. with 52% (sci) can I get addmission for criminology?

  35. nethtra says:

    i have completed my pu science with pcmb 51% and i wish to join bsc criminology can i do ths

  36. lovely says:

    Sir,
    I wanna take admission in criminology .
    What I will have to do to take admission .
    Please give me full detail about course

  37. Lina says:

    Iam currently a 12th grade student doing commerce with arts, can i go for criminology courses after my graduation?

  38. Arun says:

    I am having intreast in cirmnology what percentage need to take this course

  39. Rashi Sinha says:

    Any colleges in India to pursue b.sc in criminology? I have a sci background with bio eng phy chem and physical edu.

  40. monika says:

    i am pursuing my btech food technology.how can i do masters in criminolgy course? and what are the eligiblity for it

  41. hari says:

    Sir I want to read ba crimnology…what is the job opportunity in tamilnadu or India… Whether it is useful…

  42. vinu priya says:

    I am gonna finish my b.e in may 2016
    Can I do my master degree in criminology?????

  43. piyush says:

    I have opted maths in 12 and want to set career in forensic science can I apply for it

  44. Ruble says:

    I have completed engineering ,can i do M.A criminology

  45. Durwas says:

    after graduation i can entre in this field??

  46. Ravi says:

    software vocational cources

  47. sravanthi says:

    Sir, i have completed my M.Sc chemistry and M.Tech nanoscience but am very much interested to pursue a career in criminology and work in this field. Will it be worth if i take up any online/ distance courses, will I get a job even when studied n distance mode or only regular mode of study is considred?

  48. Ashik says:

    sir, i am completed my plus 2 with biology group.can i take bsc degree in criminology and forensics?which are the good colleges in this field?

    • Mohit Negi says:

      yes you can pursue.

    • prem kumat says:

      See here dude u can opt any ug but in the field of pure sciences …only the university departments are offering m.sc,criminology and forensic science especially state universities madras university also ….OK get cleared

  49. sujal soni says:

    I truly wish that I am become a private investigator and I am followed this rule.

  50. Shimil says:

    Sir can i go for BA in criminology??Ive opted for commerce with maths in 12

  51. Sriram says:

    Iam doing my B.E right now is it possible to do criminology at the same time in corres???

  52. Jehosheba says:

    I have studied my 12 with the following subjects as English, history, environmental science, psychology, mass communication. Now I am doing BA French. Can I do my MA in police administration and criminology

  53. Ajai says:

    I have completed BE ….is there a master degree tat I can get involved in criminology

  54. nikhil says:

    i completed my BSc STATIStICS.. can i appy for criminology course directly or do i need to do any degree course on criminology..?

  55. koushik says:

    Is it necessary i have pol science in hs to admit in cyber crime diploma course?
    Where is the nearest centre to admit for this? I m from north Bengal coochbehar

  56. Alkha says:

    I am BA English graduate student can I do MA criminology or MA Forensic psychology

  57. prachi says:

    can i do criminology ?? as in 12th i had humanities and phsycology n sociology are not my subjects??
    is it possible in delhi??
    if yes then please tell me the procedure
    thnk u

  58. Chandraveer Singh says:

    What time Of course is cyber crime after 12th m/s.

  59. dev says:

    sir, i am from science backgound student in 12th currently pursuing my b.tech mechanical engineering.could i take up criminology courses ??

    • Hanif Khan says:

      science background is good for this course but for that you will have to wither quit your B.Tech and then get UG in FS and Crimnology. or you may have LLB (Forensic Science and Criminology) after B.Tech.

  60. Aditya says:

    I have done a dual degree course of B.Tech mechanical+Mba in marketing. I want to see career prospects in forensic sciences. My 12th percentages are low. What do you suggest?

  61. Santhiya Sathiyakumar says:

    Im doing 12th grade.I have taken commerce stream with the combination of computer science(Commerce,Accountancy,ComputerScience and Economics)Can I opt for criminology course? If so,what should I take Bsc.criminology or .B.A.Criminology? Or is Bsc.criminology and B.A.Criminology same? I have lot of questions running out of my mind.

    • Mohit Negi says:

      For Bsc criminology you should have science 1n class 12th, which you don’t have so i think BA criminilogy is an option for you.

  62. SOHAN RAJ says:

    Can i opt for master degree in forensic sci. After simple BSc

  63. aashi says:

    sir I have been completed my graduation with physics and maths
    am I capable of doing m.sc.in criminology
    what are the opportunities after that????

  64. vinay vinod says:

    Iam doin criminology and police administration…do i have any future in IB or CBI other than forensic fields..

  65. ABHAY RAJU says:

    iam a nri student studing in oman in class 12th.my subjects are :- biology,chemistry,physics,english and physical education.do i have a chance to study criminology in future.??

  66. Pradip Patel says:

    I think forensic science is not a good field for making a career in India. If you have another options you should choose it becase there in not enough job in this sectors.

  67. Devesh Surana says:

    Can i go for criminology after bca?? If yes, please tell me the procedure…

  68. Ambesh Suthar says:

    i have passed 12th science in B group….. can i capable of it??
    and what marks need in this field to take a addmission????

  69. siku rathore says:

    I am student of M.sc applied criminology from sardar Patel university of police security and criminal justice jodhpur. Is their any job for me inside country or abroad. Thankyou

  70. Anirudh says:

    What will be the fee . And where will we have to go to gey job I mean how do we get job

    • Mohit Negi says:

      The fee generally depends on institute to institute. you may get a job in government and private sector. government intelligence agencies like RAW hires these people, crime departments in police, private detectives in police etc.

  71. Akanksha says:

    Can i opt for master degree in forensic sci. After simple BSc.?

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