Criminology

Kenya Institute of Social Work and Community Development

Certificate 1 year Fulltime Fee: on application

Overview

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

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

  • 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

Course content

SEMESTER 1

  • 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

SEMESTER 2

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

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Entry requirements

  • 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


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