DIC 5700: Diploma in Criminology

This course seeks to familiarize students with the basic concepts and structure of criminology. The course will take students through the various stages of criminal thought from a look at the trends in crime to drugs and society, violent offences and what role, if any, the community has in preventing crime. The course will also examine the nature of international crime particularly as it relates to Ireland and in this context will discuss the Criminal Assets Bureau and others outside the jurisdiction.

Course Aims & Objectives

The aim of this programme is to equip students with the basic information to gain an understanding of criminology, street crime, aggravated crime and terrorism, both causes and prevention, to include state versus paramilitary terrorism. The course will examine in detail a range of criminal activity together with detection and prevention methods in common use today:


  • DIC 5701:       Introduction to criminology
  • DIC 5702:       Introduction to Sociology of crime and deviance
  • DIC 5703:       Communication skills and Information Communication Technology
  • DIC 5704:       Rural and urban Criminology
  • DIC 5705:       Social Statistics
  • DIC 5706:       Research methods in criminology
  • DIC 5707:       Introduction to collective behaviour
  • DIC 5708:       Theories of Penology
  • DIC 5709:       Criminal Justice system
  • DIC 5710:       Psychological counseling
  • DIC 5711:       Introduction to law, society & social order
  • DIC 5712:       Social rehabilitation and reintegration
  • DIC 5713:       Community policing
  • DIC 5714:       Terrorism
  • DIC 5715:       Entrepreneurship
  • DIC 5716:       Criminal Justice and Psychology
  • DIC 5717:       Drug and substance abuse
  • DIC 5718:       Project


  • Minimum qualifications are KCSE C- or KCE Div. 2 or the equivalent or 2 years experience in Community Development.
  • Certificate in Project management, Social development, Social work or Community development
  • Course open to Beginners, Development facilitators, Project managers and Fresh students