BSc in Criminology & Criminal Justice
Criminology and Criminal Justice is a new discipline included in the major study field of Humanities and Social Sciences. BSc in Criminology & Criminal Justice is a Three Year Bachelor’s Degree Programme (SLQF level 5) offered by the Department of Criminology of the Faculty of Criminal Justice. The successful undergraduates will achieve BSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice qualification. This study programme comprises of 90 credits. The medium of instruction of the degree programme is English.
In general, this programme enables the students to develop a comprehensive and systematic understanding of the criminal justice process undertaken from multidisciplinary perspectives.
The aforementioned objective can be elaborated as follows:
- To provide an in-depth knowledge of the fundamentals of criminology, covering key issues such as who commits crime, why commits crime and how society responds towards crime;
- To provide a comprehensive knowledge of the criminal justice system in Sri Lanka with a comparison of criminal justice systems in selected jurisdictions;
- To provide a thorough knowledge of international crimes, transnational crimes and the international criminal justice system;
- To provide an inclusive description and analysis of the different international institutions that are related to criminal justice system locally and internationally;
- To provide an in-depth knowledge of the multidisciplinary nature of the subject area of criminology and criminal justice and the related subject areas of the different disciplines of study which are connected criminology and criminal justice;
- To provide a broad overview of different social dimensions of criminal justice and necessity of ensuring justice for all;
- To enhance the skills required to become a highly proficient researcher, adept at communicating his/her findings to both a specialist and non-specialist audience;
- To improve the basic professional skills required of a professional engaging in the criminal justice system;
- To improve professional ethics that are integral and essential for a professional in criminal justice system;
- To provide proper guidance to find out new methods, strategies and dimensions that correspond with new philosophical policies in criminology and criminal justice jurisprudence to adapt to the diverse nature of criminality in changing world.