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BACHELOR OF ARTS IN CRIMINOLOGY AND SECURITY STUDIES

1.0 Rationale

Sociology has always endeavoured to expose students or clients to the study of social life, social causes and consequences of human behaviour. Thus, in presenting a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminology and security studies CRSS, the faculty is meeting the national needs on capacity building in the police, prison and private security firms. Sociology provides a rich knowledge directly concerning these institutions. It offers research techniques and contributes to institutional reforms particularly in criminology and security studies. The Programme is designed for students or clients who wish to pursue careers in police services, forensic investigations, human Rehabilitation services and security management. Thus, the graduates of this programme will be prepared to take up managerial positions in the public sector especially in; the police service, prisons and probation departments. The private sector will find the graduates useful in security management and related roles. In general, it is expected that this programme will complement and sustain the professionalization of the police, prison and probation services in East Africa and beyond.

2.0 Programme Objectives

The main objective of the programme is to provide an in-depth study of social life, social causes and consequences of human behaviour. This is structured into three areas of specialised options with respective objectives:

  1. Demonstrate competencies in management and leadership for community development.
  2. Rehabilitation and probation services.
  3. Security and disaster management.
  4. Criminal and forensic investigation.
  5. Engage in gainful employment for self- reliance.

3.0 Programme Learning Outcomes

The Graduate will be able to use acquired knowledge, skills and attitudes to:-

  1. Analyse criminal and security issues in society.
  2. Provide relevant rehabilitation and probation services in security organizations.
  3. Enhance improved levels of security and disaster management in organizations and the society generally.
  4. Undertake criminal and forensic investigations to enhance peace and security in society.
  5. Undertake further studies.

4.0 Admission Requirements

Any applicant who meets the minimum entry requirements for admission into the University in general and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in particular, may be admitted into this programme. Admission may also be granted to Diploma holders with at least a credit or its equivalent in criminology or Police Science from a recognized institution. However, the Diploma entry grade must have been a minimum of C plain at secondary school level. The Diploma holders may qualify for credit transfer to the programme.

5.0 Course Structure and Duration

The B.A Criminology and Security Studies programme shall extend for a period of eight semesters. This will be offered in the following alternative modes: Full time lectures/ classes shall run normally for a period of eight semesters. Part- time. In order to complete the course in eight semesters, the student shall attend a three hour – lectures in the evenings for five days in a week and a minimum of six hours in all. The part –time students shall be required to register for a minimum of six courses per semester in order to complete the degree programme in three years. The Programme in Criminology and Security Studies shall require the students to complete a minimum of twenty (20) criminology courses out of which at least 14 (80%) will be core courses. The students will take the options of their specialisation in fourth year. The criminology courses are coded as follows; “CRSS” Stands for Criminology and Security Studies. It is followed by 4 digits interpreted alternatively as; introductory i.e. Second digit 1, 2 and 3 indicates areas of specialization/option, the third digit indicates the series of courses.

6.0 Examination Regulations

All examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with examination regulations as stipulated in the Egerton University Statute No 36 2013

7.0 Grading System

The grading of examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with in Egerton University Statute 36,2013

8.0 Graduation Requirements

To graduate a student shall be required to take and pass ALL scheduled courses within the stipulated period.

9.0 Degree Classification

Degree Classification shall be in accordance with Egerton University Statute 36 2013


COURSE SUMMARY

  • YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1
    CODE TITLE L P CF
    CRSS 100 Introduction to Criminology 45 0 3.0
    COMS 101 Academic Communication Skills 45 0 3.0
    CRSS 101 Introduction to Criminal Law 45 15 3.5
    SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology 45 0 3.0
    CRSS 102 Juvenile Criminology 30 30 3.0
    EPSC 121 Introduction to Psychology 30 30 3.0
    PHIL 106 Law and Society 45 0 3.0
    TOTAL 285 30 21.0

  • YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2
    SIHL 100 Society and International Humanitarian Law 45 0 3.0
    SOCI 102 Introduction to Anthropology 45 0 3.0
    CRSS 103 Introduction to Theories of Crime 45 0 3.0
    CRSS 105 Counselling in Criminal Justice 45 0 3.0
    CRSS 104 Theories of Psychological Counselling 45 0 3.0
    PHIL 105 Government and Society 45 0 3.0
    HIST 130 The making of Kenya 30 30 3.0
    TOTAL 300 30 21.0


  • YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1
    COMP101 Computer Applications 45 15 3.5
    CRSS 200 Criminal Justice System 45 0 3.0
    CRSS 201 Psychology of Criminal Behaviour 45 0 3.0
    CRSS 202 Law of Evidence 450 3.0
    SOCI 104 Introduction to Social work 30 30 3.0
    SOCI 204 Social Institutions 45 0 3.0
    TOTAL 255 45 18.5

  • YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2
    CRSS 204 Criminal Investigation I 30 30 3.0
    CRSS 205 Introduction to Rehabilitation of offenders 45 0 3.0
    BCOM 110 Principles of Accounting 1 45 0 3.0
    CRSS 207 Crime and Conflict Management 45 0 3.0
    CRSS 208 Crime and Public Relations 45 0 3.0
    SOCI 205 Collective Behaviour and social movements 45 0 3.0
    TOTAL 255 30 18.0

  • YEAR 3 SEMESTER 1
    SOCI 312 Sociology of work and Occupation 450 3.0
    CRSS 300 Criminal Justice Management45 0 3.0
    CRSS 301 Social group work 45 0 3.0
    CRSS 302 Ethics in Criminal Justice 45 0 3.0
    CRSS 303 Criminal Investigation II 30 30 3.0
    CRSS 304 Forensic Accounting 30 30 3.0
    TOTAL 240 60 18.0

  • YEAR 3 SEMESTER 2
    CRSS 305 Community Work 45 0 3.0
    SOCI 302 Social statistics I 45 0 3.0
    CRSS 306 Crime prevention 45 0 3.0
    CRSS 307 Criminal procedure 30 30 3.0
    CRSS 308 Courtroom psychology 45 0 3.0
    SOCI 309 Social policy and administration 30 30 3.0
    TOTAL 255 30 18.0

  • CRSS 309 Institutional attachment 0 120 4.0

  • YEAR 4 SEMESTER 1
    SOCI 403 Social Statistics II 45 0 3.0
    CRSS 401 Research methods 0 60 2.0
    CRSS 411 Rehabilitation of mentally challenged Offenders 30 30 3.0
    CRSS 412 Rehabilitation of Sexual Offenders 30 30 3.0
    CRSS 413 Rehabilitation of substance abuse offenders 30 30 3.0
    CRSS 414 Correctional Services in Kenya 45 0 3.0
    TOTAL 270 90 18.0


  • YEAR 4 SEMESTER 2 SPECIALIZATION 1
    CRSS 402 Attachment Report Writing 0 60 3.0
    CRSS 415 Crime and punishment 0 45 3.0
    CRSS 416 Human Rights and Criminal Justice 45 0 3.0
    CRSS 417 Restorative Justice 45 0 3.0
    CRSS 418 Victimology 45 0 3.0
    SOCI 412 Sociology of Deviant Behaviour 45 0 3.0
    TOTAL 235 60 18.0

  • SEMESTER 1 SPECIALIZATION: II (SECURITY AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT)
    SOCI 403 Social statistics II 45 0 3.0
    CRSS 401 Research methods 45 0 3.0
    CRSS 421 Security Management 45 0 3.0
    CRSS 422 Physical Security I 30 30 3.0
    CRSS 424 Emergency Management 45 0 3.0
    CRSS 425 Fire and Safety Protection 30 30 3.0
    BBAM 420 Strategic Management 45 0 3.0
    TOTAL 255 60 21.0

  • YEAR 4 SEMESTER 2 SPECIALIZATION II
    CRSS 402 Attachment Report Writing 0 60 3.0
    CRSS 423 Physical Security II 30 30 3.0
    CRSS 426 Computer Security 30 30 3.0
    SOCI 409 Disaster Management 45 0 3.0
    CRSS 427 Security Investigations 30 30 3.0
    CRSS 428 Risk Management for Security Managers 45 0 3.0
    CRSS 429 Terrorism and Threat Assessment 45 0 3.0
    TOTAL 255 150 21.0

  • YEAR 4 SEMESTER 1 SPECIALIZATION 3(CRIMINAL AND FORENSIC INVESTIGATION)
    SOCI 403 Social Statistics II 45 0 3.0
    CRSS 431 Forensic Methods and Techniques 30 15 3.0
    CRSS 432 Crime Scene Management 30 15 3.0
    CRSS 433 Intelligence 45 0 3.0
    CRSS 434 Criminal Identification and Profiling 45 0 3.0
    CRSS 435 Litigation Process 45 0 3.0
    CRSS 436 Forensic Interviewing 45 0 3.0
    TOTAL 285 30 21.0

  • YEAR 4 SEMESTER 2
    CRSS 416 Human Rights and Criminal Justice 45 0 3.0
    CRSS 429 Terrorism and Threat Assessment s 45 0 3.0
    CRSS 437 Project Management for Forensic Investigators 45 0 3.0
    CRSS 438 Fraud Management 45 0 3.0
    CRSS 402 Attachment Report Writing 0 60 3.0
    SOCI 407 Conflict Resolution and Management 45 0 3.0
    TOTAL 225 60 18.0

11.0 Examination Schedule

The examination schedule for all courses is provided regularly by the Directorate of Examination and Timetabling at the beginning of each semester.