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Criminology & Police Administration

The Department of Criminology in its truest essence offer subjects to understand crime, criminal behavior, law, police administration, correctional administration, victim assistance services etc., The Theoretical inputs are supplemented by practical functioning of the Criminal Justice System through Institutional Visits to Police Station(s), Fire and Rescue Station, Courts and Prisons

The scope of Criminology is not only limited to serving in the Police Force but also extends to development of career prospects in the field of research, security management, private detective and investigation, legal advocacy, human rights advocate, correctional officer, investigative reporter, victim assistance – NGOs and UN organizations etc.

Practical classes includes Basic and Advanced Outdoor Training for students which comprises of drill, self-defence training, swimming, trekking etc. to build the physical stamina and instil a sense of discipline. The Department revises its syllabus to incorporate the ever changing forms of crime and the renewed methods of crime detection and prevention. In order to develop specialised skill and thrust, the department has introduced value added certificate courses.

Year of Establishment – 2015

Courses offered

BA. (Criminology & Police Administration)

Value Added Certificate Courses:

Fundamentals of Criminology

Victimology & Victim Assistance

Private Investigations & Security Management.

Eligibility for Admission:

Candidates for admission to the first year of the Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Criminology & Police Administration shall be required to have passed the Higher Secondary Examinations (Academic Stream) conducted by the Government of Tamil Nadu or an Examination accepted as equivalent thereof by the Syndicate of the University of Madras.

 

Course of  Study:

The main subject of study for Bachelor Degree shall consist of the following:

Part I: Foundation course - language

Part II: Foundation course - English

Part III: Core courses / Allied subjects / Electives / Projects

Part IV: Non-major Elective and Skill based subjects

Part V: Extension Activities

SUBJECTS OFFERED:

Subject Category Sem Subject Name Hours per week Credits Marks
Internal External Total
Foundation I Language –I 4 3 40 60 100
Foundation I English – I 4 3 40 60 100
Core I I Principles of Criminology 6 4 40 60 100
Core II I Criminal Law 6 4 40 60 100
Allied I I Basics of Forensic Science and Medicine 6 4 40 60 100
Non-Major I Computer Applications in Criminal Justice 2 2 40 60 100
I Soft skills 2 3 100
Foundation II Language –II 4 3 40 60 100
Foundation II English – II 4 3 40 60 100
Core III II Vigilance and Security Management 6 4 40 60 100
Core IV II Fundamentals of Psychology 6 4 40 60 100
Allied II II Special Laws 6 4 40 60 100
Non-major II Media and Crime 6 2 40 60 100
II Soft skills 2 3 100
Foundation III Language –III 6 3 40 60 100
Foundation III English – III 4 3 40 60 100
Core V III Human Rights and Criminal Justice Administration 6 4 40 60 100
Core VI III Social Problems 6 4 40 60 100
Allied III III Research Methods and Statistics 5 4 40 60 100
Allied IV III Practical I - Field Visits 5 40 60 100
III Soft Skill 2 3 100
III Environmental Studies 1
Foundation IV Language –IV 6 3 40 60 100
Foundation IV English – IV 4 3 40 60 100
Core VII IV Prison Administration 6 4 40 60 100
Core VIII IV Cyber Crimes 6 4 40 60 100
Core IX IV Guidance and Counselling 5 4 40 60 100
Allied IV IV Practical II – Outdoor Training 5
IV Environmental Studies 1 2 40 60 100
IV Soft Skill 2 3
Core X V Police Administration & Management 6 4 40 60 100
Core XI V NGO Management 6 4 40 60 100
Core XII V Practical III – Advanced Outdoor Training 6 5 40 60 100
Elective I V Victimology 6 4 40 60 100
Elective II V Community Policing 6 4 40 60 100
V Value Education 2
Core XII VI Prevention of Crime 6 4 40 60 100
Core XIV VI Contemporary Forms of Crime 6 4 40 60 100
Core XV VI Private Detective and Investigation 6 4 - - 100
Elective III VI Crowd control and Riot management 6 3 40 60 100
Elective IV VI Project 6 3 40 60 100
VI Extension Activities
TOTAL 141

 

From 2015 Batch onwards

Syllabus

Profile Picture Name of the Faculty Educational Qualifications Area of Specialization

Ms. Amrutha Karayil

Assistant Professor & Head

M.A. (Criminology) – NET, JRF, M.A. (English) – SET, Diploma in Victimology & Victim Assistance
  • Victimology
  • Crimes against Women
  • Contemporary crimes

Mr. Michael L. Valan  

Assistant Professor

M.A. (Criminology) – NET, JRF
  • Crimes against Children
  • Research Methodology
  • Police Administration

Dr. Sowmya Kumar

Assistant Professor

M.A. (Criminology) – NET, PhD  
  • Prison Administration
  • Forensic Science

Mr. Deepak S. A

Assistant Professor

M.A. (Criminology) – NET, JRF  
  • Criminal Psychology
  • Counselling & Guidance

Mr. Sridharan M.(Ex. Army Officer)

Physical Instructor

M.A. (Criminology) – NET, JRF
  • Basic and Advanced outdoor Training
  • Parade and drill

THE FACULTIES AND STUDENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT PARTICIPATED IN THE FOLLOWING SEMINARS AND CONFERENCES:

UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Value Based approach towards Women’s Rights and Justice, Department of Inter-Disciplinary Studies and The Department of International Law of the Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai, 8th March 2018.

 

Two Days Seminar on Young Adulthood: Vibrant & Volatile Phase, Department of Psychology, D.G. Vaishnav College, Chennai, 5th & 6th March 2018

 

The Second Annual International Conference on Expressive Art Therapy in India, Building the Practitioners Toolkit, Department of Psychology, Women’s Christian College and East West Centre for Counselling and Training, Chennai, 13th& 14th February 2018

 

National Seminar on Dimensions of Criminal Justice System in India: Police Judiciary and Prison, Centre for Social Defense & Gender Studies; and Department of Criminology and Police Studies, Sardar Patel University of Police, Security and Criminal Justice, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, 2nd & 3rd November 2017.

 

6th International Conference on Victim Assistance, Centre for Victimology& Psychological Studies, Jindal Institute of Behavioral Sciences, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana 27th – 28th October 2017.

 

One Day Workshop on Prevention of Interpersonal Violence, Department of Psychology, Dwaraka Doss Goverdhan Doss Vaishnav College, Chennai, 21st August

 

INSTITUTIONAL VISITS The students of the Department of Criminology & Police Administration visited various institutions of the Criminal Justice System as a part of their curriculum.

The Students of the Department of Criminology & Police Department at the K4 Police Station, Anna Nagar

The Students of the Department of Criminology & Police Department at the Fire and Rescue Station Koyambedu

The Students of the Department of Criminology & Police Department at the Police Training Academy, Vandaloor.

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS & PAPER PRESENTATIONS PAPERS PRESENTED BY STUDENTS AT VARIOUS CONFERENCES/SEMINARS

Arsh G. and Amrutha Karayil, Rape Myths and the Culture of Blaming victims of Sexual Violence, UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Value Based approach towards Women’s Rights and Justice, Department of Inter-Disciplinary Studies and The Department of International Law of the Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai on 8th March 2018.

 

Arsh G., Sakthi Murugan K. “Emerging Trends and Patterns of Sexual Offences against Girls: The role of Proactive and Reactive Jurisprudence”, National Seminar on Dimensions of Criminal Justice System in India: Police Judiciary and Prison, Centre for Social Defence & Gender Studies; and Department of Criminology and Police Studies, Sardar Patel University of Police, Security and Criminal Justice, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, 2nd & 3rd November 2017.

 

Arsh G. and Amrutha Karayil, “Victim Blaming Attitudes and Reporting Sexual Victimization: A Perceptive Analysis of Rape Myths”, 6th International Conference on Victim Assistance, Centre for Victimology& Psychological Studies, Jindal Institute of Behavioral Sciences, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana 27th – 28th October 2017.

 

Suresh Kumar, “Difficulties and challenges faced by differently abled college going students in Chennai city”, 6th International Conference on Victim Assistance, Centre for Victimology& Psychological Studies, Jindal Institute of Behavioral Sciences, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana 27th – 28th October 2017.

 

Ashwin V, “Representation of Crime in Media”, 6th International Conference on Victim Assistance, Centre for Victimology& Psychological Studies, Jindal Institute of Behavioral Sciences, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana 27th – 28th October 2017.

 

First Biennial conference on Criminology & Victimology, Dwaraka Doss Goverdhan Doss Vaishnav College, Chennai, 14th – 16th December 2017

  • Vinay Vinod – The un-noticed crime in India: A study on stalking in Chennai city
  • Nazeera Fathima Bee and Saranya N. – Dimensions of harassment of women
  • Monika E. – Socio-cultural Victimization of Women: A study on Domestic Violence in Chennai city
  • Sharmila Devi and Aishwarya – A study on the nature and extent of victimization of Transgenders in Chennai city
  • Suresh Kumar – Difficulties and challenges faced by differently abled college going students in Chennai city
  • Rohan Nahar, Krithish and Midhun Chakraborthy – A study on online victimization of women students in Chennai

STUDENT LEADERS ON CAMPUS

  • Ashvin V. – Rotract President (2017-18)
  • Vignesh E – NSS Program Coordinator
  • Manoj R – NSS Program Coordinator

STUDENT INTERNSHIPS

  • Globe Detective Agency
  • Indian Forensic Organization

FACULTIES AND STUDENTS PARTICIPATED IN THE 15TH ASIAN POST GRADUATE COURSE ON VICTIMOLOGY, VICTIM ASSISTANCE AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

  • Michael L. Valan
  • Ashwin V.
  • Suresh Kumar

The Department of Criminology & Police Administration organized a Two-Day Orientation Program on The Scope of Criminology on the 12th & 13th September 2017 at the Jagad Guru Vallabacharya Auditorium from 10:00 am to 06:00 pm. This orientation program was organized to help students learn about the different career prospects in the field of Criminology. The students’ forum on behalf of the department invited various speakers from the fields of UNICEF, Security and Safety management, Cyber Security, Detective agency, NGOs and also from reputed IAS Academies in Chennai to help students understand the various avenues they can explore after the successful completion of a degree in Criminology.

To mark the inauguration of this two day orientation program, the department had the pleasure of hosting Dr. C. Sylendra Babu, IPS; ADGP – Prisons, Tamil Nadu as our esteemed chief guest.

Commander Mr. S. Jagadeesan (Retd. Indian Navy), General Manager, Globe Detective Agency, Chennai spoke on The Prospects of being a Private Investigator spoke at the Two-Day Orientation Program on The Scope of Criminology.

International experts at the First Biennial Conference on Criminology & Victimology: Dr. Gerorge Richards, Associate Professor in Criminology, Edinboro University of Pnnsylvania, USA; Prof. (Dr.) Edna Erez, Professor of Criminology, University of Illinois, USA and Father of Victimology, Prof. (Dr.) Gerd Kirchhoff, Professor of Victimology, Germany with Dr. Madhava Somasundaran, Associate Professor of Criminology, M.S. University, Tirunelveli.

The Department of Criminology & Police Administration organized the First Biennial Conference on Criminology & Victimology from 14th to 16th December 2017 on Recent Trends and Patterns of City-Centered Crimes and Victimization.

Inaugurated and established Friends of Police Unit at the Department of Criminology & Police Administration under the guide ship of Dr. Prateep V. Philips, ADGP – Civil Supplies CID, Founder and Director of Friends of Police Tamil Nadu at the First Biennial Conference on Criminology & Victimology.

The Department of Criminology & Police Administration successfully organized its Seminar on “Cracking the Government Exams” on 20 February, 2018 with Thiru. S. S. Jawahar, IAS (Retd.) & Dr. S. Saravanan, Director of Sri Sai IAS Academy as guest speakers.

The Department of Criminology & Police Administration successfully organized its departmental fest – SHERLOCKS’ DAY on the 28th March 2018 with Mr. John Paul Manickam as the Guest of honor for the day.

The students of the department performed the an adaptation of the play “ For Coloured girls” on Sherlocks’ Day.

The cast and crew of the play “For coloured girls” with the chief guest Mr. John Paul Manickam on Sherlocks’ Day.

Faculties and students of the Department at the 6th International Conference on Victim Assistance, Centre for Victimology& Psychological Studies, Jindal Institute of Behavioral Sciences, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana 27th – 28th October 2017.

Faculties and students of the Department at the 15th Asian Post Graduate Course on Victimology, Victim Assistance and Criminal Justice, Centre for Victimology & Psychological Studies, Jindal Institute of Behavioral Sciences, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, 23rd October – 04th November 2017.