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Criminologist

Aliases: Criminology Expert

Industry/Sector(s): Education, Training and Research


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Criminologist is expected to perform include:

  • Investigating the origin, nature and causes of crimes
  • Suggesting the methods of prevention of crime
  • Studying social conditions and statistics of crime 
  • Collecting data and statistics about the various types of conducts that constitute a crime
  • Correlating the crime prevalent in a particular community under particular social conditions with actual crime committed
  • Analysing the problems with all the socio-legal angles 
  • Suggesting measures to prevent crimes through an effective and modern penal mechanism
  • Evolving institutions in society to prevent individuals from indulging in criminal behaviour
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 2
  • It is not a desk job
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs may be available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Organizations usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from organization to organization
  • Shift system may be available
  • Overtime may be required
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This may vary from organization to organization​

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 3

Preferably, Master’s in criminology

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Skilled in data collection 
  • Basic knowledge of psychology, sociology and other fields
  • Proficient in making reports​
  • Skilled in understanding the mindset of criminals
  • Ability to help the society by working out ways to prevent crimes
  • Skilled in analysing crime, crime patterns and techniques, criminal behaviour, magnitude, nature and frequency of crime
  • Proficient in judging criminal participation and the rate of victimization
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Good communication skills
  • Hard-working​​​
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

Universities offering criminology across India

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

https://targetstudy.com/courses/msc-criminology.html

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 5

Intern → Criminologist → Senior Criminologist

​​The progression is indicative
EXPECTED EARNINGS 3
  • For new entrants - Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000 per month
These figures are indicative and subject to change
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 3

Some organizations hire new entrants too

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 3, 4
  • NGO’s
  • Investigation agencies
  • Projects for BPR&D and UNDP
KEYWORDS 

Criminologists

OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20152632.0500Criminologists
ISCO 20082632 Sociologists, Anthropologists and Related Professionals
NIC 200872200Research and experimental development on social sciences and humanities
QP ReferenceNot availableNot available
NSQFNot availableNot available
REFERENCES 
1National Classification of Occupations Division 2
2http://www.ccdisabilities.nic.in/page.php?s=reg&t=def&p=list_jobsNew
3http://www.hindustantimes.com/education/want-to-be-a-criminologist/story-i4dIcj1vTXMh0jlRv4OBRP.html
4http://career.webindia123.com/career/options/law_socialscience/criminology/intro.htm​
5http://dget.nic.in/upload/uploadfiles/files/publication/Des-Div-2.pdf
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