Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice is a newly established department in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and to-date, the one and only department of this nature, in Sri Lanka. Nearly three decades ago, with the initiative and guidance of our late senior professor Nandasena Ratnapala, the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Criminology was introduced to students by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

Prof. (Dr.) Sunil Rajaneththi
(Head of the Department)

MESSAGE OF THE HEAD

During the mid-1980s, the late Senior Professor Nandasena Ratnapala, the Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, was the key figure in introducing this novel subject to the Sri Lankan University curriculum. As young behavioral and empirical social science, Criminology and Criminal Justice mainly focus on crime and crime related social and legal settings. The prime objective of this multi-disciplinary field of study is to prevent and control crime in order to uplift the quality of individuals’ social lives.

Academic Programs

Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) Criminology and Criminal Justice

The Sri Lankan criminal Justice system is consist of various apparatus and its smooth functioning and coordination with one another will definitely be a positive step toward the establishment of a law-abiding Sri Lankan society.

Postgraduate Diploma in Criminology and Criminal Justice

This program has been designed to open avenues for higher degrees such as M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. for graduates in any field of study. Also, the criminological knowledge gained from this course will enable successful candidates to enhance their professional.

Diploma in Criminology and Criminal Justice

පාසල් අධ්‍යාපනය අවසන්වූවන්, පොලිස්, අධිකරණ, පරිවාස, ත්‍රිවිධ හමුදා, සුරාබදු හා ඊට සමාන ක්ෂේත්‍රයන්හි නිළධාරීන් මෙන්ම අපරාධ විද්‍යාව පිළිබඳ උනන්දුවක් දක්වන ඔබට අපාරධ විද්‍යා සහ අපරාධ යුක්ති අධ්‍යයනාංශයෙහි ඩිප්ලෝමා පාඨමාලාවන් සඳහා අයැදුම් කළ හැකි ය.

Diploma in Criminal Investigation and Modern Technology

Criminal investigation is an applied science that involves the study of facts that are then used to inform criminal trials. A complete criminal investigation can include searching, interviews, interrogations, evidence collection and preservation, and various methods of investigation.

Goals

The Sri Lankan criminal Justice system is consist of various apparatus and its smooth functioning and coordination with one another will definitely be a positive step toward the establishment of a law-abiding Sri Lankan society.

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Awards

The Department annually offers a special prize and an award to honor academic excellence of the students at the convocation.

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