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.
“The Criminology is the science of evidences, collected with the help of science like chemistry, genetics or physiology for the reference of crime”.
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 behind 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.
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 2023 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 are various entrance exams through which you can get admission in UG & PG programme. You can appear in AILET 2023, AIBE 2023, LSAT 2023, AP LAWCET 2023, TS LAWCET 2023 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
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 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.
The top sectors and organizations for the recruitment of criminologist are as the following:
- Government agencies against the crime
- State police
- Central police
- Private detective agencies
- 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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I am a student of B.A. political science. Can i do my master degree in criminology?
Am I qualified for this course?
Sir,I was completed B.sc chemistry…can i join to any criminology courses?..sir i’m eagerly waiting fr ur kind reply..then which course is best in criminology studies now i choose..
Can a B Sc Forensic Science Degree holder be eligible to do B Ed to teach as a TGT(Sc.) in a High School of HP Governmenr?
I’m student of B.A Criminology and police administration studying in Tamil Nadu now I’m studying my 2nd year of the course after finishing my degree I need to go with an immediate job to run my family I’m from a poor family so I need to run my family. So I need a respectable job with good salary.. Some one please help me!!!!!!!!!!!1
I am studying in Bsc physics 2year …but I am interesting for forensic science and criminology…so..how to study in criminology and forensic science..
Can you suggest some colleges in Lucknow for BA criminology
I am studying in class 12 arts can you tell some colleges for BA criminology
I had completed 2nd pu in science with 86%.I am interested in crime department. what course can I choose next for my career in crime department
Can I do criminology after 12 by taking PCMC Group in 12th
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…………..
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
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.
I am a pcmc stdt in plus2 so can i do bsc in foregnic sciences or wheather bio is necessary
you can do.
I also have same question can we do forensic science by taking PCMC in 12
yes you can pursue, this course.
yes you can pursue, this course.
how can i study criminology after passing cl-12 with biology????
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……
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
Sir i complet my graduatation , with b. Com
Can i join criminology?
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 .
Avail the criminology course along with Law course. that will help you.
Can I do criminology after Ba.Llb , to develop my career as a criminal lawyer.Will it be useful?
It may be useful indeed.
Sir iam a b.com student but my +2 stream is commerce can I study MA criminology
yaa i am a Bsc computer student of final year
i need to do my ug or pg in cyber crime
I am student in b.Sc 1st year math physics economic I go for m.Sc in criminology
I am 12th passed(arts)75%.but I want to study criminology subject.can I study with these subject..please help me
I had 75% in plus 2 Computer science can i get admission for bsc crimnology ?
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?
I want to study criminology so what qualification required for that
12th with PCM or PCB.
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?
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.
i am pg in criminology plz. help me a job in criminology feild
Can a 12th pass student with Commerce, can opt for BA Criminology??
Is really ?bsc in criminology and forensic has scope in india after 3 years can we get job in this field
Sir, I would like to know the colleges that offer B.A or B.Sc Criminology in Kerala. Please help if you could.
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
Can I do M.Sc in forensic science and criminology because I have done B.Sc but computer science
I have passed 12 std. with 52% (sci) can I get addmission for criminology?
sir 1 more question. I did not had maths but bio in my subjects with chem,phy,geog,eng,IT. Will it make any difference?
i have completed my pu science with pcmb 51% and i wish to join bsc criminology can i do ths
yes you can.
I wanna take admission in criminology .
What I will have to do to take admission .
Please give me full detail about course
you can pursue B.A (criminology) or B.Sc (criminology).
Iam currently a 12th grade student doing commerce with arts, can i go for criminology courses after my graduation?
I am having intreast in cirmnology what percentage need to take this course
Any colleges in India to pursue b.sc in criminology? I have a sci background with bio eng phy chem and physical edu.
i am pursuing my btech food technology.how can i do masters in criminolgy course? and what are the eligiblity for it
For master’s in this field you must be having bachelor degree in criminology or any other related field.
Sir I want to read ba crimnology…what is the job opportunity in tamilnadu or India… Whether it is useful…
I am gonna finish my b.e in may 2016
Can I do my master degree in criminology?????
I have opted maths in 12 and want to set career in forensic science can I apply for it
I have completed engineering ,can i do M.A criminology
Yes you can do if you have Computer Science in engineering.
after graduation i can entre in this field??
software vocational cources
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?
yes you pursue.
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?
yes you can pursue.
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
I truly wish that I am become a private investigator and I am followed this rule.
Sir can i go for BA in criminology??Ive opted for commerce with maths in 12
Iam doing my B.E right now is it possible to do criminology at the same time in corres???
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
No. for that you must had relative subjects in UG.
I have completed BE ….is there a master degree tat I can get involved in criminology
i completed my BSc STATIStICS.. can i appy for criminology course directly or do i need to do any degree course on criminology..?
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
I am BA English graduate student can I do MA criminology or MA Forensic psychology
To get the admission in this field you must have cleared the 12th examination with science subjects.
I have opted for commerce with maths as my stream. So can i go for ba in criminology??
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
What time Of course is cyber crime after 12th m/s.
sir, i am from science backgound student in 12th currently pursuing my b.tech mechanical engineering.could i take up criminology courses ??
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.
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?
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.
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.
Can i opt for master degree in forensic sci. After simple BSc
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????
You are capable and there is good scope in this field.
Iam doin criminology and police administration…do i have any future in IB or CBI other than forensic fields..
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.??
yes you have.
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.
Can i go for criminology after bca?? If yes, please tell me the procedure…
for criminology you must have math, physics and chemistry/biology in your 12th stream.
i have passed 12th science in B group….. can i capable of it??
and what marks need in this field to take a addmission????
I also as you.if you have any information plz u will share to me.
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
What will be the fee . And where will we have to go to gey job I mean how do we get job
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.
Can i opt for master degree in forensic sci. After simple BSc.?
Yes, you may.
Bt somewhere i hv read as b4 going 2 MSc in forensic one hv to tk diploma in fornsic sci… Is it necessary??
depends on the university. by your question i have deeply search about that and found that the proper way is to do the bachelor in FS and then go for master in FS, 2nd option you may get diploma, 3rd option after graduation in physical science, life science, physics you can get the M.Sc in FS.
sir, I have passed 12 std. with 48% in sci. can I get addmission for criminology?
sir, I have passed 12 std. with 48% in sci. can I get addmission for criminology? And how much height?