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About the Department

As a part of the academic expansion of Dwaraka Doss Goverdhan Doss Vaishnav College, the Department of Criminology and Police Administration was established in the year 2015. D. G. Vaishnav is the second college in Chennai city to offer an Undergraduate Degree (B.A.) in Criminology & Police Administration. As defined by Sutherland (1924), Criminology is “the body of knowledge regarding crime as a social phenomenon that includes within its scope the process of making laws, of breaking laws, and of reacting toward the breaking of laws.” The Department of Criminology and Police Administration offers B.A. in Criminology in this truest essence where subjects are offered to understand crime, criminal behavior, law, police administration, correctional administration, victim assistance services and the like. Along with the theoretical input, Institutional Visits to Police Station, Fire and Rescue Station, Courts and Prisons are organized for the students to gain input on the practical functioning of the Criminal Justice System. Practical classes also includes Basic and Advanced Outdoor Training for students which comprises of drill, self defence training, swimming, trekking etc to build the physical stamina and instill a sense of discipline. The scope of Criminology not merely limited to serving in the Police Force but it includes 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. The Department revises its syllabus to incorporate the ever changing forms of crime and the renewed methods of crime detection and prevention. In this regard, the department also offers THREE Certificate Courses: Fundamentals of Criminology, Victimology & Victim Assistance and Private Investigations and Security Management. The Department is proud to be the home ground of the Criminology Students Forum – SHERLOCKS and has organized various events such as conferences, seminars, workshops, special lectures, social activities, extra-curricular activities and so on.

Mission

  • To enable students to learn about the various aspects of Criminal Justice System, multiple sciences relating to crime, criminal behaviour, victims, crime prevention, and security management.
  • To train the students to be physically adept to face the challenges of uniformed services.
  • To instill the foundation of academic research among students.
  • To groom students to serve in the Criminal Justice System, Corporate Security Industry, academia, etc.

Vision

To provide holistic education that focuses on professional and personal development. To enable students to be mindful, compassionate and socially responsible individuals.

Faculty

Dr. Amrutha Karayil, M.A. Criminology, NET, M.A.(English), SET, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor & Head of the Department

Mr. M. Sridhar

Physical Instructor

Programmes

Courses offered by the Department

Under Graduate
  • B.A. Criminology and Police Administration

Syllabus

B.A. CPA Download

 

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