Degree Code: CRP

Degree Title : Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Penology

Degree Duration: 4 Years

Degree Description:

Prisons, the world over and in Kenya in particular, are undergoing reforms that are intended to make them less punitive and more rehabilitative. As a consequence it has become critical for penal systems to be run by personnel with professional training in criminology and penology. This program is designed to meet the professional and power needs of the reformed correctional system.

Expected Learning Outcomes of the Programme:

On completion of the Programme, graduates will be equipped to handle the following;

  1. Counselling and rehabilitation matters.
  2. Administration of correction facilities
  3. Conduction of research and dissemination of knowledge on penology and correction issues.

Minimum Admission Requirements for the Programme

Eligible applicants in the Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Penology Programme shall meet the following qualifications:

Either

  • Holders of K.C.S.E certificate, grade C+ or its equivalent

OR

  • Holders of K.A.C.E certificates with a minimum of two principals and one subsidiary pass or its equivalent.

OR

  • Holders of a 2 year relevant diploma from an accredited institution which is recognized by the Maasai Mara University senate and CUE or  its equivalent

OR

  • Holders of an advanced relevant diploma from an accredited institution recognized by the University senate and CUE or its equivalent.

Degree Courses

List of Course Per Semester

The courses offered are shown below.

N/B: University-wide common courses are italicized; Programme core courses and required courses are in normal font

First year

First semester                                                                                                     

Course code

Title

Credit Hours

SAS1103

The Art of writing

 3

CMJ 1100

Communication Skills

3

ZOO 1100

HIV &AIDS & lifestyle diseases

3

SOC 1105

Introduction to Social Sciences

3

CRP 1103

Introduction to Criminology

3

CRP  1104

Introduction to Penology

3

CRP  1105

Crime Causation

3

Total

 

21

Second semester                                                                                                 

Course code

Title

Credit Hours

SAS 1204

Deviation and Rehabilitation

3

COM 1200

Computer & Information Literacy

3

MAT1200

Quantitative Skills

3

REL 1211

Introduction to Philosophy and Religious Studies

3

CRP  1206

Biological Explanation of Criminal Behaviour

3

CRP 1207

Law and Society

3

CRP  1208

Introduction to Correction

3

Total

 

21

Second Year

First semester                                                                                                   

Course code

Title

Credit Hours

SAS 2105

Principles of Communication

3

ENS 2100

Environmental Skills

3

REL 2100

Philosophy & Critical thinking

3

HIS 2109

Kenya in world history

3

CRP 2109

Psychology and criminal behaviour

3

CRP 2110

Introduction to law in Kenya

3

CRP 2111

Criminal Behaviour in Kenya

3

Total

 

21

Second Semester                                                                                    

Course code

Title

Credit Hours

SAS 2206

Ethnicity, Peace Relations and Nation Building in Kenya

 3

CRP 2212

Sociology of Criminal Behaviour

3

CRP 2213

Public Administration

3

CRP 2214

Criminal Justice

3

CRP 2215

Drug and Substance Abuse

3

CRP 2216

Contemporary Moral Issues

3

CRP 2217

Gang and Crime

3

Total

 

21

Third Year

First semester                                                                                                   

Course code

Title

Credit Hours

SAS 3107

Contemporary Gender Issues

3

PSA 3121

Nationalism and the African States

3

STA 3125

Statistical Methods and Data Analysis

3

CRP 3118

Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Crime

3

CRP 3119

Criminal Law in Kenya

3

CRP 3120

Incarceration and Rehabilitation process

3

CRP 3121

Field Attachment

6

Total

 

24

Second semester                                                                                               

Course code

Title

Credit Hours

SAS 3208

Communication and Culture

 3

BBM 3200

Entrepreneurship & Work Skills

3

SOC 3230

Social Economic Change and Development

3

CRP 3222

Victimology and Restorative Justice

3

CRP 3223

Prison Administration

3

 CRP 3224

Research Methods in penology and Correction

3

CRP 3225

Professional Crime

3

CRP 3226

Theories and Techniques of counselling

3

Total

 

24

Fourth Year

First semester                                                                                                   

Course code

Title

Credit Hours

SAS 4109

English for Specific Purposes

3

CRP 4127

Gender and Crime

3

 CRP 4128

Domestic Violence

3

CRP 4129

Probation and Parole

3

CRP 4130

Community Correction

3

CRP 4131

Correctional Counselling

3

CRP 4132

Research Project

6

Total

 

24

 Second Semester                                                                                           

Course code

Title

Credit Hours

SAS 4210

Disaster and Conflict Management

3

CRP 4233

Comparative Criminal Justice Systems

3

CRP 4234

Policing Strategies

3

CRP 4235

Prisons in Kenya

3

CRP 4236

Capital Punishment

3

CRP 4237

Human Rights and Advocacy

3

CRP 4238

Prison Planning and Management

3

CRP 4239

Forensic and investigative process

3

Total

 

24

Total Credit Hours

 

180

 

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