Scope of course in Criminology


Criminology is the logical study of the nature, causes, extent, and control of criminal conduct. It deals with the study of crime at different levels i.e. at individual as well as at society level. More socio-scientific definition of criminology could be framed as a subject that deals with crime in detail explicitly to study the various forms of crime, the real intentions that drive a crime incidence to take place and the aftermaths of an incidence of crime. Crime regulation conducted by the authorities of the government at different levels of governance also comes under the purview of the subject. It also involves in the various applications of the principles of Sociology, Law and Psychology.

Scope for Higher Studies in Criminology

There is a wide scope for the aspirants to go for higher education in the field of criminology. There are numerous colleges and universities which offer various criminology courses as mentioned below in the country.

  • Master of Law (L.L.M) in Criminal Law and Criminology
  • Master of law (L.L.M) in Crimes and Torts
  • Master of Law (L.L.M) in Criminal Law and Criminology
  • Master of Law (L.L.M) in Criminal Law
  • Master of Law (L.L.M) in Anti Terrorism Laws
  • Master of Law (L.L.M) in Criminology
  • Master of Arts (M.A) in Criminology and Police Administration
  • Master of Arts (M.A) in Criminal Justice
  • Master of Arts (M.A) in Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A) in Criminology Management
  • Master of Science (M.Sc) in Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Master of Science (M.Sc) in Forensic Science and Criminology
  • Master of Science (M.Sc) in Criminology
  • Diploma in Criminology
  • Diploma in Criminology and Penology
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Criminology (PGDAC)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Criminal Justice (PGDCJ)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Criminology & Correctional Management (PGDCC)

Career Opportunities after pursuing a course in Criminology

The numbers of crime incidents have exponentially aggravated in recent past and also the natures of those crimes have diverse motives and means. This has made the subject gain a lot more importance than before. The methods of investigation and approaches involving a crime case have changed drastically and this subject facilitates a better understanding of the crime incident. Due to this reason the subject offers a unique flourishing career opportunity. For those who are interested in learning the various aspects of human nature, the subject offers a successful and interesting career where the candidates also get an opportunity to do something good for the society. There a numerous fields of application of the subject that is why the recruitment possibilities are also great and diverse. One can be recruited in educational institutes, government and private sector organizations, NGOs, research organizations, detective agencies and even private securities. In these firms, the aspirants can work as Crime intelligence analyst / Law reform researcher / Community corrections coordinator / Regional crime prevention coordinator / Drug policy advisor / Consumer advocate / Environment protection analyst. So for a career that provides a reasonable pay and job satisfaction one can easily opt for this field. The scope of the subject is global too as crime is a universal act.



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8 Responses to “Scope of course in Criminology”

  1. 8

    hie i have done ll.b and doin ll.m in criminal plz. tell me where and how and in which area i can apply also the pasy scale and the goverment jobs details in the area.plz let me knw specially fro women..

  2. 7
    rohit singh:

    what is the procedure for joining the special police force whose person have already master of science degree of criminology?

  3. 6

    sir, I have completed my BA with Indian hiatory subject. now i want to take admission in MA with Criminology and Police administratoin subjects. can i choose this subjects as a prelimineri or main or optional subject to appear in IPS/ IAS/ civil service examination……. thank you sir,

  4. 5
    priya rathod:

    is it necessary that only science or arts students can study crimnology and not students in commerce or b com stream

  5. 4
    preeti singh:

    how many feilds we gets after criminology,,,,,,,,,,,,plz suggest me

  6. 3
    Vinay sharma:

    How Many fields we get job after M.A. Criminology. Please give the name of the fields.

  7. 2

    discuss the coverage or scope of criminology as a science

  8. 1

    which field we can get jops in this degree