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B.A. (Hons.) Criminology & Criminal Justice

Start Date

30 Sept 2022
End Date
31 July 2025

Programme Fee (Yearly)

3.5 Lacs

Important Notice


In the light of the decision of the Government of India to cancel the XII Board Examination (CBSE) and similar decisions taken by other Boards, O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) will admit students for the academic year 2021-22 on the basis of the performance in the relevant entrance examination. 

All students admitted to undergraduate programmes at JGU should have successfully completed their XII standard and should submit the Transcripts as and when it is provided to them by their respective Boards.

Introduction to B.A. (Hons.) Criminology & Criminal Justice

Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) is launching a three year specialized programme in B.A. (Hons.) Criminology & Criminal Justice Considering the potential of criminology, the programme aims to provide highest quality education in criminology and its various branches and allied and associated disciplines. Through the programme, the School aims to build criminal justice professionals who can contribute to the administration of justice by upholding the values of rule of law. Criminology as a branch of knowledge is an essential component of the criminal justice system. More than being a discipline with its own values, styles, methods, and approaches, criminology, as a discipline, is a super-Specialisation, which has to be built on certain foundations. Such foundations include a thorough understanding of criminal justice system, elementary knowledge of criminal law, and an appreciation of rule of law. Although built on these foundations, criminology returns to these foundations as value-inputs by improving the criminal justice system, contributing to the effective enforcement of criminal law, and upholding the values of rule of law.

Why Study B.A. (Hons.) Criminology & Criminal Justice at Jindal Global Law School?

Criminology has a multidisciplinary composition. Every branch of knowledge which has the potential to inquire into the causes and impacts of criminality finds a place as a constituent of criminology. Relevant knowledge from social sciences and natural sciences thus becomes part of criminology. The multidisciplinary composition of criminology provides the discipline with the means and methods to examine crime, criminal, and the causes and effects of crime from every possible perspective.

Beyond the clinical functions of criminology, the discipline also provides great service to criminal investigations. Herein criminology turns practical. Writing in the “Journal of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology” in 1926, Boris Brasol held that A course on criminology should contain, aside from the theoretical deliberations on the nature of crime, its relation to social environment, the anthropological constitution of the criminal, etc., a survey-even if it be brief-of such practical methods as are being successfully used in the difficult work devoted to the scientific investigation of crime.

This approach further requires in a programme on criminology an overview of criminal investigation and the various techniques used by criminal investigators and detectives such that students get a sense of the context in which the methods and materials of criminology are applied in criminal investigations.
The robustness of criminology also owes to its universal character.

This is primarily due to the scientific character of criminology which produces uniform knowledge through scientific methods. However, this does not nullify the possibility of comparative approaches to criminology. The plurality of approaches, methods, and orientations can always be studied from a comparative perspective. Studying these approaches, which has in fact contributed to the advancement of criminology – will only strengthen one’s understanding of knowledge-formation in criminology.