The programme has been designed for graduates who wish to expand their knowledge of criminology, for persons with professional responsibilities in policing, probation and prison who wish to enhance their knowledge on recent developments and further their practitioner experience, and for those who wish to follow criminal justice careers.
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Objective of the Program
Equip students with advanced written and oral communication skills, as well as research techniques for independent contributions to the field of criminology and further research.
Prepare students for pursuing careers in fields such as law enforcement, criminal justice agencies and/or academia.
Provide students with knowledge and skills required by most criminal justice agencies.
Allow students to obtain specialised knowledge in criminology.
Provide students with an advanced study of crime, its extent, causes of criminal behavior and victimisation, public response to crime and criminal justice issues.
Develop a broad understanding of the criminal justice system and current criminological issues.
Provide opportunities to students to examine a range of criminological subjects.
Develop a thorough understanding of how criminological theories are applied to law enforcement and criminal justice agencies.
Gain insight into motivations and factors behind deviant behavior, and the ways agencies work together to prevent, detect and combat crime.
Critically examine various types of crimes from offender, victim and criminal justice perspectives.
Theories of Crime and Crime
Research Methods in Criminology
Perpetrators of Sexual and Violent Crimes
Law enforcement agencies (police officers)
Criminal Intelligence Units (as analysts)
Probation and parole services
Social services – Victim Care Services
Research and analysis for consulting firms
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