Criminology is the scientific study of social crimes, criminals and criminal behavior, crime regulations, and crime prevention methodology. The field of study known as criminology involves the studying of crime as a phenomenon on an individual as well as at a social level. Approaching from a socio-scientific point of view, Criminology involves the study of various forms of crime, the reasons working behind an incidence of crime, and its consequences. In other words, it examines society's response to crime and the prevention of crime. It is the scientific investigation of the crime through analysis of evidence. Criminology includes the examination of evidence, hereditary and psychological causes of crime, various modes of investigation and conviction and the efficiencies of differing styles of punishment, rehabilitation, and corrections.
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 a 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 the legal study or the judiciary member.
1. To get the admission in this field you must have cleared the 12th examination with science subjects. 2. For admission in B.A degree program in criminology or cybercrime, a student had the art group in 12th can apply. 3. 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.
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
University of Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science, Delhi, India.
Bundelkhand University, Uttar Pradesh, India
Department of Studies in Criminology and Forensic Science, Karnataka.
Forensic Sciences Department, Tamil Nadu
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)
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 A criminologist can be a part of the government and private sector companies or the organization. The salary in the 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 India in the field of criminology. You may earn 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.