Sardar Patel University of Police, Security and Criminal Justice, Jodhpur

Department of Criminology and Police Studies


Crime is on the rise at a very rapid rate and it has affected every domain and sphere of the society. New forms of crimes also have emerged with the advent of modern technology which makes it necessary for CJS professionals to equip themselves according to the present context. Massive increasing emphasis on professional preparation in criminal justice careers necessitates Criminology and Criminal justice as a rapidly expanding field of academic study. The Department of Criminology and Police studies has designed the courses for those who wish to obtain Master’s degree as a suitable for entry into the criminal justice professions, those employed in the criminal justice system especially in policing, who wish to acquire job-related knowledge or broaden their perspectives and those interested in an academic career in higher education, who wish to obtain a master’s degree before entering a doctoral program. The department offers students a wonderful opportunity to acquire experience in the practical application of their growing criminological skills and expertise.

Teaching modules of this department cover key issues in contemporary criminology and are supplemented by a placement module along with the theories of criminology which allow students to apply their knowledge in a supervised practical setting of their choosing within the criminal justice system. The curriculum of the courses is built on a common foundation on applied criminology and allows for maximum flexibility to meet the needs of the student and their respective areas of interest or expertise.

In this approach, the courses may be individualised to meet the student’s professional goals in keeping with the overall objectives of the programs. The budding Department of Criminology & Police Studies of this Police University has the potential to integrate all the relevant branches of knowledge and prepare the youth to become responsible citizens, effective and efficient human resources in the fields of criminal justice, security, and public safety. The courses to be offered in this department aim to prepare the students to excel in practice of policing, security, correctional administration, social work, investigative journalism, private investigation and security management, human rights and victim assistance and in all related systems.

Courses Offered

=> Master Of Arts (M.A) Applied Criminology
=> Master Of Scince (M.Sc.) Applied Criminology


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