I want to know about the scopes and various job opportunities/ prospects in the field of criminology.
please tell the best career in this field.
also i want to know if i can join in foensic department in CBI/ POLICE/IB BY OPTING FOR B.A/B.SC CRIMINOLOGY COURSE
Replied on - 22 Oct 2019
Scope for a Career in Criminology:
After pursuing Criminology courses, you can apply for a variety of jobs. Graduates and post graduates in this field can be appointed as teachers of criminology, legal studies, Law and sociology. A career in Criminology can be pursued in public and private sector companies or social welfare departments dealing with environmental crimes and human rights. NGOs, research organizations, private security and detective agencies also recruit criminology professionals. They can also find jobs of counseling and rehabilitating offenders in the prisons.
Various institutes offer criminology courses in India.
A few major areas of interest in this field of study are
Causes of crime
Prevention of crime
Evaluation of criminal justice agencies
Sociology of Law
Criminal careers and desistance
Qualifications for Criminology Courses in India:
Both undergraduate (B.A/B.S.C ) and Post Graduate ( M.A/M.S.C ) courses in Criminology are offered by various institutes in India. The basic requirement for getting admission to an undergraduate course is passing the XIIth standard with either Arts or Science.
For admission to a postgraduate course, one has to be a graduate with science or arts subjects.
Institutes offering criminology courses in India include
-Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science, Delhi
Punjab University, Chandigarh
Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai
University of Madras, Chepauk, Chennai
Utkal University, Bhubaneswar
University of Jammu, Jammu Tawi
University of Lucknow
University of Pune Ganeshkind, Pune