Criminology & Forensic Science

About the Department:

The Post Graduate Department of criminology and Forensic Science started functioning from August -2018 at Shivagangothri Campus Davangere University, Davangere.  The First Batch Students have Successfully Completed Their Masters Degree and Passed out , second and third batches are pursuing. The department imparting knowledge to the students on compulsory five theory papers (Core papers) with one laboratory based practical in each semester. The department is inculcating curiosity among the students by motivating the importance of studies in the field of criminology and forensic science. In the coming days i.e. Third and fourth semester the institutional visits like police, prison, courts, forensic science laboratory, correctional institutional, medical colleges in particularly to the mortuary for autopsy etc. the department also would like to visit the institutes of women and child development, women reception centers and others.

Vision:

The department emphases to create an atmosphere in prevention of crime with the help of Law enforcing agencies like Police, Prosecution, Judiciary, prison and correctional institution and inculcate the students to develop themselves as law enforces.

Mission:   

To empower and develop the criminological competence of the students to serve as crime prevention, detection and correctional activist, resource persons, researchers in the field of law enforcing agencies besides, correctional staff.

 Objectives of the Department: 

 The department is going to empower and train professionally the students in the field of:

  1. The scientific understanding and analyzing of crime with its causes and prevention
  2. To study the victimological aspect of crime with victimological assistance and compensation.
  3. To explore the possible scientific aids and tools in a criminal investigation
  4. To understand and appreciate the rationale of the science of punishment towards reformation and rehabilitation.
  5. To update the knowledge of students in the modern methods of crime investigation.
  6. To create awareness in law-abiding among the lawbreakers and public in general
  7. To impart the knowledge of the criminal justice system with the help of law enforcement agencies.
  8. Ignite the minds of the students by unraveling the various spheres of avenues in the field of criminological research.
  9. To provide a qualified and well-trained postgraduate towards the agencies of Police, prison, forensic science, correctional institutions, and the judiciary.

 

Program offered :

Sl.No.

Programmes

Nature and Duration

Eligibility

01

MA/MSc Criminology and Forensic Science

Four Semesters for Two Academic Years

Any Graduates

Course Details :

Semester

Paper Code

Title of the Paper

Instruction Hrs. / Week

Marks

Credits

Examination Duration

Examination

Internal Assessment

Total Marks

I

CRIMA01

Fundamentals of Criminology

4

70

30

100

4

3

 

CRIMA02

Penology and Correctional Administration

4

70

30

100

4

3

 

CRIMA03

Criminal Justice System

4

70

30

100

4

3

 

CRIMA04

Police Administration and Policing

4

70

30

100

4

3

 

CRIMA05

Indian Penal Code

4

70

30

100

4

3

 

CRIMA06

Practical: Police Science

4

70

30

100

4

3

 

Mandatory Credits: Communication Skill

2

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II

CRIMB01

Theories of Criminology

4

70

30

100

4

3

 

CRIMB02

Fundamentals of Forensic Science

4

70

30

100

4

3

 

CRIMB03

Victimology

4

70

30

100

4

3

 

CRIMB04

Research Methodology

4

70

30

100

4

3

 

CRIMB05

Juvenile Justice System

4

70

30

100

4

3

 

CRIMB06

Practical: Forensic Science

4

70

30

100

4

3

 

Mandatory Credits: Computer Skill

2

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

III

CRIMC01

Forensic Medicine & Toxicology

4

70

30

100

4

3

 

CRIMC02

Private Detective & Security Management

4

70

30

100

4

3

 

CRIMC03

Statistical Applications in Criminology

4

70

30

100

4

3

 

CRIMC04

Law of Procedure and Evidence

4

70

30

100

4

3

 

CRIMC05

Specialization Papers (To Choose any one)

(A) Crime Against Women & Children.

(B) Forensic Ballistics.

4

70

30

100

4

3

 

CRIMC06

Field Work based on Institutional Visits

4

70

30

100

4

3

 

 

Open Elective Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRIMC07

Police Science

    2

40

10

 50

2

2

IV

CRIMD01

Human Rights

4

70

30

100

4

3

 

CRIMD02

Cyber Crimes & Cyber Laws

4

70

30

100

4

3

 

CRIMD03

Forensic Psychology

4

70

30

100

4

3

 

CRIMD04

Corporate Crimes

4

70

30

100

4

3

 

CRIMD05

Specialization Papers (To Choose any one)

(A) Social Legislations & Criminology

(B) Questioned Document

4

70

30

100

4

3

 

CRIMD06

Dissertation

4

70

30

100

4

3

 

Mandatory Credits: Personality Development

2

2

 

Total Credits for the Course

104

1650

700

2350

104

 

Faculty Details :

Sl.No.

Name

Qualification

Designation

Specialization

01

 Dr. Ashokkumar V. Paled

MA., M.Phil., Ph.D.

Coordinator

Local Self Government and Public Administration

02

Dr. Nataraj

 

MA., Ph.D.

 

Teaching Assistant

Theories of Criminology, Penology, Police Science, Victimology, Field Based Studies

03

Dr. Ishwar Navalgund

 

MA., Ph.D.

 

Teaching Assistant

Cybercrime, Research Methodology, Forensic Science

04

Dr. Rangappa N. M

 

MA., Ph.D.

 

Teaching Assistant

Correctional Administration & Juvenile Justies

05

Miss Bhagyalakshmi S. V

 

MA

Teaching Assistant

Child Labour & Field Based Studies

 

Activities :

Webinars Organized :

Sl.No

Name of the Seminar/ Workshop/Webinar

Department

No of the Participants

Date from to

Year

01

“Recent Trends in Cyber Crime & Cyber Laws”

Criminology and Forensic Science

200

12th June

2020

02

“ Inculcation of Forensic Biology in Crime Investigation”

Criminology and Forensic Science

240

14th July

2021

Mentorship Details :

MA/M.Sc. I semester 2020-21 Student Mentoring Report

SL.NO.

REGISTER NO.

NAME OF THE STUDENTS

NAME OF THE MENTOR

1

CJ202001

Abhishek K K

 

 

 

Dr. Nataraj

 

2

CJ202003

Chandrashekhara B S

3

CJ202004

Gouharbanu S

4

CJ202004

Halaswamy R

5

CJ202005

Halesha B

6

CJ202006

Hema Naik

7

CJ202007

Manohara H

Dr. Ishwar D Navalgunda

 

8

CJ202008

Manoj  D K

9

CJ202009

Moorthi Naik

10

CJ202010

Naganaik

11

CJ202011

Naveen P T

12

CJ202012

Netravathi T

Dr. Rangappa N M

13

CJ202013

Pavan Kumar C

14

CJ202014

Priyanka R

15

CJ202015

Raghavendra B

16

CJ202016

Rajatadri U R 

17

CJ202017

Ramesh K

Bhagyalakshmi S V

18

CJ202018

Ranjitha

19

CJ202019

Spoorthi M V

20

CJ202020

Usha B H

21

CJ202021

Varsha H N

MA/M.Sc. III semester 2020-21 Student Mentoring Report

SL.NO.

REGISTER NO.

NAME OF THE STUDENTS

NAME OF THE MENTOR

1

CJ191004

CHETHANA B K

Dr. NATARAJ

2

CJ191005

GOPAL N S

3

CJ191008

MADHU Y

4

CJ191009

MANJUNATHA B

Dr. ISHWAR D NAVALGUNDA

 

5

CJ191010

MANJUNATHA K

6

CJ191011

MARUTHI O

7

CJ191012

NAGARAJA S

Dr. RANGAPPA N M

8

CJ191013

PRAMODH NAGNUR

9

CJ191014

RAVI R

10

CJ191015

SHASHIKALA P

BHAGYALAKSHMI S V

11

CJ191017

VINODKUMAR K

12

CJ191018

YOGISH L

Other activities :
Admission, Curriculum, and Examination: 

Eligibility: Candidate hailing from any discipline with an aggregate percentage of 50% (SC & ST students 40%) from any recognized University with completion of a graduate course is eligible for the course.

Selection: The entrance test is the mode of selection, in which 50% of the entrance test and 50% of the degree examination, an aggregate of both, will be considered for the selection. Besides, orientation counseling is also conducted to resolve the possible doubts of the eligible candidates willing to take admission to the Department of Criminology and Forensic Science.

 Curriculum:  
With regard to the curriculum, as per university guidelines, the Master of Criminology and forensic science a two-year course is offered on the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS).  The curriculum is distributed into hardcore and soft-core subjects.

Examination: 
The examination system of the course involves four semesters. The examination pattern includes both theory examination and internal assessment.  The theory papers and practical papers carry 100 marks.

Curricular Program:
Institutional visits like Police, prison, Courts, Medical College, Forensic science laboratory and correctional institutions.

Fieldwork:
The students of criminology will be empowered by choosing any criminological issues on criminal cases, Police administration, prison reformation, rehabilitation of prisoners besides correctional institutions.

Participation in national Programs:
The department will take active participation in the legal aid awareness program in prison and correctional institutions, active participation with the department of police and public relations.