Criminology Program Offered at Kenya Institute of Social Work and Community Development

Certificate 1 year Fulltime Fee: on application Intake: Ongoing

Certificate (Accredited by: Kenya Institute of Social Work and Community Development)

About Criminology Certificate program.

This criminology course seeks to familiarize students with the basic concepts and structure of criminology. The course will take students through the various stages of criminal thought from a look at the trends in crime to drugs and society, violent offenses and what role, if any, the community has in preventing crime.

The course will also examine the nature of international crime particularly as it relates to Ireland and in this context will discuss the Criminal Assets Bureau and others outside the jurisdiction.

Objectives of Criminology

The aim of this certificate in criminology programme is to equip students with the basic information to gain an understanding of criminology, street crime, aggravated crime and terrorism, both causes and prevention, to include state versus paramilitary terrorism.

The course will examine in detail a range of criminal activity together with detection and prevention methods in common use today.

Entry requirements for Criminology

  • Minimum qualifications are KCSE C- or KCE Div. 2 or the equivalent
  • Certificate in Project management, Social development, Social work or Community development

Course open to beginners, Development facilitators, Project managers and Fresh students

Criminology Course Subjects


  • English language
  • Communication skills
  • Introduction to Sociology of Crime and Deviance
  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Rural and Urban Criminology
  • Social Research methods
  • Introduction to collective behaviour
  • Theories of Penology


  • Legal aspects in society
  • Criminal Justice system
  • Community policing
  • Criminal Justice Psychology
  • Law and Society
  • Project
  • Practicum

About Kenya Institute of Social Work and Community Development

The Kenya Institute of Social Work and Community Development (KISWCD) is a  centre of excellence in social work and community development offering diploma and certificate courses. Empowerment of the community through training and management is the basic foundation of the Institute.

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