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Criminology Essentials

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4 weeks
2-4 hours per week
₹ 5000
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About this Course

Crime is evolving daily and it is becoming increasingly difficult to tackle these instances of crime. It is the need of the hour to understand the various aspects and nuances of this broad field of criminology. Criminology is the study of a criminal event both from the individual as well as social perspective. The study of criminology helps broaden one’s thought process.

As a lawyer, it is essential to understand the different nuances of criminology both from the perspective of a perpetrator as well as the victim. It is only through this thorough understanding, can justice be equitably meted. This course takes the learner through the various aspects of criminology and victimology while taking into account other contemporary issues on crime and criminal law.

Course Details

  • Level - Beginner
  • Total no. of videos - 25
  • Total no. of assignments - 25
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Criminals do not die by the hands of the law. They die by the hands of other men.

George Bernard Shaw
  • A. Supplementary Webinar
    • Career as a criminologist
  • 1. Introduction
    • 1.1 Welcome
    • 1.2 Increasing importance of criminology for professionals
  • 2. Introduction to Criminology
    • 2.1 What is criminology?
    • 2.2 Spatial dimension of criminology
    • 2.3 Who is a criminal?
    • 2.4 Theories on the causation of crime
    • 2.5 Social repercussions & reactions to crime
  • 3. Nature and Classification of Crime
    • 3.1 Introduction
    • 3.2 Crime against persons with disabilities
    • 3.3 Crime against women—International law
    • 3.4 Crime against women—Domestic law
    • 3.5 Crime against children—International & national dimension
  • 4. Models of Criminal Justice in India
    • 4.1 Introduction
    • 4.2 Probation of offenders
    • 4.3 Parole
    • 4.4 Deterrent models
    • 4.5 Therapeutic model
  • 5. Punishments
    • 5.1 Introduction
    • 5.2 Death penalty
    • 5.3 Life imprisonment
    • 5.4 Other types of imprisonments
    • 5.5 Sentencing
    • 5.6 Prison administration in India
  • 6. Victimology
    • 6.1 Explaining victimology
  • 7. Conclusion
    • 7.1 Next steps


Criminology is essentially the study of crime as an individual as well as a social phenomenon. It extends to the study and research on the origin, theories and forms of crime as well as analysis of its causes and consequences coupled with governmental reactions to crime. The study of criminology is the need of the hour due to the ever-increasing rise in crime and it is a better system that will help tackle crime and nip its formation in the bud.

Actions behind a crime can be better understood by viewing crime from an interdisciplinary psyche. This course does just that. This course aims to help you evolve your understanding of crime, its commission and criminal conduct. It also tries to expose the increasing need to understand and empathise with the victims of crime by throwing light on the concept of victimology. The course helps in providing an insight into the different models of justice prevalent in India as well as the different kinds of punishments.

As members of society and more importantly as someone aiming to build a career in law, it is essential to understand the fundamentals of criminology. This will help in practicing as a criminal lawyer as well as broadening the thought process.

Join us on this enlightening journey on our course in Criminology.

In this course you’ll learn to:

  • Understand the concept of criminology
  • Differentiate between the theories of crime, its nature and classification
  • Examine and differentiate between the different models of criminal justice system in India
  • Differentiate between the different types of punishment and sentencing
  • Understand the concept of victimology


You can take this course, if:

  • You are a recent law graduate or graduating from law school
  • You have a basic understanding of legal practice and procedure
  • You want to understand the administration of the criminal justice system from a practical perspective


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Sanjay Vashishtha

Sanjay Vashishtha is a trained criminologist from Oxford and a lawyer practising at the High Court of Delhi and the Supreme Court of India. He is a member of the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted (Innocence Canada) and the professional member of the Indian Police Institute. While being an active blogger on criminology, he also lectures to various government and private universities throughout Delhi & NCR on issues pertaining to crime and criminal law.

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Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State’s failure, all crime in the end is the crime of the community.

H.G. Wells


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