MODULE 1 – CRIMINOLOGY
This module defines criminology under the subheadings- nature, level, organization, reasons, control, penalties, and deterrence of criminals, both on the separate and communal points. The nature and scope, relation with other social sciences and relevance of criminology to contemporary society help the criminologists in knowing the behavior of criminals. This module also covers the methods (general and specific) used in criminology as the research purpose.
MODULE 2 – PRE-CLASSICAL, CLASSICAL AND NEO-CLASSICAL THEORIES OF CRIME
This module familiarize you with the theories of crime like Pre-classical, Classical, and Neo-classical theories. In the theories, different criminologists have given the definitions of criminals. This module also covers the positivism in criminology, sociological theories, social processes theories, radical approach- development of radical criminology: meaning, scope and relevance, critical criminology which gives an idea to criminologists about the criminal behavior according to their morphological and environmental factors.
MODULE 3 – CONCEPT OF CRIME AND ITS TREND
From this module, one can understand the actual definition of crime with its social, psychological and legal approaches. Crime in ancient time had different views compare to the crime in medieval and modern society. Casual factors of crime and sources of crime statistics define how an individual became a criminal. This module also covers the topics crime in India and abroad, crime under IPC and crimes under local and special legislations which help the public to fight for their legal rights.
MODULE 4 – CLASSIFICATION OF CRIME AND CRIMINALS
This module includes the classification of criminal and crime according to the mens rea of an individual. The social issues, deviance and white collar crime, juvenile delinquency, prostitution, suicide and alcoholism and drug addiction through which the person are categories into different level of crime. This module also covers the differences between sin, tort and crime by which court decide the punishment of an individual.
MODULE 5 – FORMS OF CRIME
This module is framed to make the students understand what actually criminology is all about. Students will be able to gather information on forms of crime like introduction to organized crime, economic crimes, violence crime, public order crime, Cyber-crime and property crime. This module also includes Terrorism technical and legal aspects, nature and forms of terrorism, causes of terrorism, prosecution and punishment under anti-terrorism laws. Cyber-crimes threats and environmental crimes all have been discussed in this course module.
MODULE 6 – CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Organized set up of criminal justice system would familiarize you to the CJS: meaning, purpose and social relevance, legislative process, overview of criminal justice sectors such as, maintenance of law and order, investigation of crimes, protection of life, and production of property rights and prevention of crime. Importance of judicial system in modern society, prosecution system, prison system, investigation of crimes and relations with courts/magistrate, Use of technology in Crime Investigation and citizen’s rights during investigation.
MODULE 7 – CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE
This module covers the General principles and specific offences of elements of criminal liability, principles of group liability (Section 149, 34, 109, 120B IPC), offences against person (homicide, kidnapping, abduction, rape), offence against property (theft, robbery, dacoity, cheating, and breach of trust), Criminal Investigation and prosecution, summon trials, warrant trials, session trial, Evidence law and the punishment under IPC.
MODULE 8 – JUVENILE JUSTICE
Introduction to Juvenile Legislations in India focusses on the definition nature and forms of juvenile delinquency, Beijing rules-Riyadh guidelines, and National policy for children, and history of Juvenile Legislations in India. This module includes juvenile justice system in which NGOs, child welfare committee and juvenile justice board help in handing juvenile. Children in need of care and protection from child laboring, trafficking and children in conflict with law and intervention strategies- restoration/repatriation of children, after-Care, adoption, foster care & sponsorship, issues and problems in reintegration are included in this course module.
MODULE 9 – CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGY
This module is framed to make the students understand what actually criminal psychology is all about. This module would help students in knowing about the introduction, meaning, purpose and scope of criminal psychology. Psychological vs. Psycho-analytical Approach to Crime, behaviorist approach to crime, factors affecting criminal psychology contain mental illness, human aggression, violence, and development of personality with special reference to criminal, psychometric tests: Use in Criminal behavior, forensic psychology concept and brain imaging- definition, concept and purpose of brain imaging.
MODULE 10 – PENOLOGY AND CORRECTIONAL ADMINISTRATION
Penology and correctional administration module deals with the nature of punishment. Meaning, objective, philosophy, punishment in ancient, medieval and modern India, guidelines/prison adulates, theories of punishment and recent approaches to punishment. This module also covers the correction procedure and rules in punishment.
MODULE 11 – VICTIMOLOGY
Infant Death, as the name signifies will be dealing with victimology. This module focusses on introduction to victimology and its history in legal aspects. The theories of Victimology, stalking, sexual assault, domestic assault, victim impact and victim blaming are all covered in this module to augment the students’ knowledge.
MODULE 12 – LEGAL PERSPECTIVE RELATED TO VICTIMOLOGY
This module include the legal perspective related to victimology in which the correlation between police and victims has been established. Prosecution, victims and defendants contains the rights of victims and balancing the rights of victim with defendant from which the court can give justifiable result. This module also covers the recovery and victim as a profession.