Eligibility and courses in Criminology
Which are the various interest areas that one can take up while studying criminology as career?
As knowledge of criminology requires the use of sixth sense of a person along with the necessary educational qualification and the required set of skills, the interest area in this field of study are causes and prevention of crime, understanding the criminal behavior, evaluation of criminal justice agencies, Sociology of Law and Crime Statistics.
What is the minimum qualification that must be met to consider criminology as a career?
Basic requirement of getting into the undergraduate course of criminology is clearance of 12th standard with either Arts or Science background. For getting admission into postgraduate course the aspirant has to be a graduate with Science or Arts subjects or can have Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, psychology or sociology.
After entering into criminology, what different courses and diploma and degree I can have?
Various programme options in the field of criminology are certificate and diploma in criminology, Associate of Arts degree in criminology.
A number of institutes in India offer degree and post graduate courses in Criminology, Criminology and correctional management, criminology and forensic science as a combination also.
Aspirants who are already having a degree can opt for one year diploma or two year post graduate diploma courses in Criminology. For law graduates also there are specialized courses in criminology. These programs are available both online and on campus.
These courses focus on areas such as criminal theory, behavioral sciences, social deviance, law, and the justice system, types of crime and the causes and effects of crime.
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