Criminology

Kenya Institute of Social Work and Community Development

Diploma 2 years Fulltime Fee: on application

Overview

This Criminology diploma 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

This  Criminology programme equips 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

  • Introduction to criminology
  • Introduction to Sociology of crime and deviance
  • Communication skills and Information Communication Technology
  • Rural and urban Criminology
  • Social Statistics
  • Research methods in criminology

SEMESTER 2

  • Introduction to collective behaviour
  • Theories of Penology
  • Criminal Justice system
  • Psychological counseling
  • Introduction to law, society & social order
  • Social rehabilitation and reintegration

SEMESTER 3

  • Community policing
  • Terrorism
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Criminal Justice and Psychology
  • Drug and substance abuse
  • Project

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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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