Understanding crime remains a major concern of all societies in the world. Rapid change demands advanced skills in crime prevention and security management. These are requisite for stable social order and vibrant economic development. In presenting Master of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice, the department is meeting national needs in educating resource persons who are aspiring to take up leadership positions in the field of criminal justice system and in law enforcement agencies. This programme therefore offers the knowledge, skills and techniques required by a reformed criminal justice system and security sector. Crime has become a major impediment to development in most developing countries. Effective prevention, control and management of crime is essential in that it provides conducive environment for development. This programme therefore, intends to inculcate a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of contemporary skills, theoretical perspectives and policy issues within criminology and criminal justice. The programme also provides an opportunity for new entrants and those already working in criminal justice or related agencies. The programme therefore will benefit clients from; police service, criminal justice, correctional institutions, private security firms, consultancies, teaching and research.
The aim of the course is to produce qualified personnel required for effective prevention, control and management of crime. It is also intended to enhance staff establishment in respective institutions and agencies. The main objectives of the programme are: -
The post graduates will be able to use acquired knowledge and skills to:-
i) Egerton University admission rules shall apply; however, admission shall also be open to holders of a first degree in Arts, Social Science law or any other related disciplines, with at least second class honours (Upper Division) or an equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
ii) Applicants who meet the minimum admission requirements specified above may be required to appear for an interview by the department (either oral or written) to determine their eligibility. .
The course will be coded CRIM. The first digit 7 shall represent the year of graduate study while 1st digit shall represent level of study. The second digit (0) represents compulsory courses and the third represent elective courses.
All examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with examination regulations as stipulated in the Egerton University Statute No. 39 of 2013.
The grading of examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with Egerton University Statute No. 39 of 2013.
To graduate a student shall be required to take and pass ALL scheduled courses within the stipulated period.
Degree classification shall be in accordance with Egerton University Statue 39 of 2013.
|YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1|
|CRIM 701||Theories of Crime||45||0||3.0|
|CRIM 702||Qualitative Research Methods||45||0||3.0|
|CRIM 703||Kenyan Penal System||45||0||3.0|
|ELECTIVES (ANY TWO)|
|CRIM 711||Cyber Crime and Information Security||45||0||3.0|
|CRIM 712||Forensic Psychology and Technologies||45||0||3.0|
|CRIM 713||Corporate and Economic Crime Management||45||0||3.0|
|CRIM 714||Media and Crime||45||0||3.0|
|CRIM 715||Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Crime||45||0||3.0|
YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2 CORE COURSES
|CRIM 704||Quantitative Research Methods||45||0||3.0|
|CRIM 705||Criminal Justice Management||45||0||3.0|
|CRIM 706||Public Administration||45||0||3.0|
ELECTIVES (ANY TWO)
|SECU 710||Terrorism and Counter Terrorism||45||0||3.0|
|CRIM 716||Criminal Justice Management Contemporary Problems in Criminology||45||0||3.0|
|CRIM 717||Domestic Crimes and Community Policing||45||0||3.0|
|CRIM 718||Culture, Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice||45||0||3.0|
The examination schedule for all courses is provided regularly by the Directorate of Examination and Timetabling at the beginning of each semester.