: Two



: 2

Course Code

: SOCI 22566

Course Title

: Criminology


: Core

Course Objective


This course will explore the causes and possible ways to mitigate the crime problem in human society. Therefore, the objective of this course is to substantial knowledge on the crime problem in the sociological perspective.

Course Contents       


Introduction to Criminology
Criminology and Sociology, Various Approaches of Crime.
The Theoretical Perspectives of Crime
Ecological, Psychological, Sociological and Neo-Marxist Schools.
Classification of Crimes.
Institutions of Crime Control
Police; Police and Public Relations, Court, Prison and Rehabilitation Institutions, Crime Control and Modern Technology.
Prevention of Crime.
Ancient and Modern systems of Punishment.
Introduction to Forensic Medicine
Crime and Criminal Justice
Crime and Statistics
New trends of Crime in Sri Lanka.



Lectures and Class Room Works.

System of Evaluation


1. Written Paper: 80%

2. One Compulsory Presentation: 20%