Criminology Certificate Program



Criminology is a body of knowledge or study of crime as a social phenomenon from a social view. It is a study that shows the impact of crime on society, causes of crime and individuals that commit crime. Criminology study shows the cause, spread and the nature of crime. 
The program is design for individuals that would like to obtain a certificate in criminology and understand the fundaments of criminology.  Criminology program is an online program and can be done at your pace within the allotted timeframe. At the completion of this course, students will receive a completion certificate.
See the content topics outline for the program to learn more about the topics that will be taught in this program. 

This program is designed for learner’s who want to advance their career and are unable to do so, due to their work and person obligations. 

At successful completion of the program the student will be awarded with a Certificate of Completion. 

Notes: The term criminology was coined in 1885 by Italian law professor Raffaele Garofalo as Criminologia


Criminology Certificate Program Outline



The student in this program will be learning the following topics:

  • 101 Criminology (Introduction, Nature & Victimization)

o    Consist of 3 Modules

  • 102 Theories of Crime (Rationale, Social, Developmental, Trait etc.….)

o    Consist of 6 Modules

  • 103 Typologies of Crime (Violence, Property, Political, Public Order etc.….)

o    Consist of 6 Modules

  • Self-Discipline your self

  • Schedule the time required for study

  • Be Focussed once you enroll.

  • Understand the term criminology.

  • Describe viewing the crime.

  • Understand the laws dealing with crimes. 

  • Explain the ethical issues with criminology.

  • Understand the law categories dealing with crime and their purpose.

  • Describe the elements of law dealing with crime. 

  • Explain the process on law making.

  • Describe the law breaking and its reaction.

  • Describe criminology in its action. 

  • Explain the measurement of crime.

  • Describe victimology

  • Explain the sources of crime data (primary and secondary).

  • Describe the trends in crime. 

  • Understand the various patterns dealing with crime. (firearm, gender, race, age related etc….)

  • Understand the commonly used crime data.

  • Describe crime rate.

  • Understand the trends in rate of crime.

  • Explain the factors that affect the rate of crime. 

  • Understand the crime victims’ issues. 

  • Describe the characteristic features of a victim. 

  • Explain the various victimization theories. 

  • Describe available programs for victims. 

  • Understand the victim rights

  • Explain the violence cycle. 

  • Describe and explain the theory of rational choice. 

  • Describe crime prevention. 

  • Explain strategies to reduce the crime. 

  • Understand biochemical and neuro conditions associated with crime.

  • Understand biosocial theories of crime causation.

  • Explain the behavioral and psychological theory associated with crime.

  • Describe personality and crime. 

  • What are the importance of genetics associated with crime? 

  • Understand sociobiology and crime. 

  • Describe social structure theories of crime.

  • Explain social disorganization and crime.

  • Describe education effects on crime.

  • Describe the social effects such as family on crime.

  • Explain, understand and describe the social process theories of crime.

  • Describe social conflict and crime.

  • Understand the economic and social factors associated with crime. 

  • Explain the theories of development.

  • Describe life course.

  • Explain the importance of life and its traits. 

  • Understand the influence of environment on a child and its association with crime. 

  • Understand the start of a crime and its relationship with age. 

  • Explain the effects of early onset of a criminal behavior and its long-term effect. 

  • Understanding Persistence and Desistance in Crime and Risk Behaviors.

  • Explain and describe criminal trajectories.

  • Understand the etiology of crime that are violent in nature. 

  • Explain the stages of violentization. 

  • Describe rape and understand the various types of rapist and rape. 

  • Understand the various degrees of murder.

  • Describe homicide. 

  • Explain the difference between killing and murder. 

  • Understand child abuse. 

  • Explain and describe hate crimes.

  • Understand the concepts of human instincts.

  • Describe substance abuse and its relationship with crime. 

  • Explain how socialization and family structure effects crime. 

  • Understand family relationships and crime. 

  • Describe violence exposure and its impact on an individual.

  • Define political crime and discuss its causes.

  • Understand the terminologies related to political crime.

  • Explain how crime affects the political process. 

  • Describe theft and grand larceny.

  • Understand the various types of thefts.

  • Describe and explain the various types property related crimes such as larceny, shoplifting etc. 

  • Understand the different between white collar and green crime. 

  • Explain enterprise crime. 

  • Understand and explain transnational organized crime.

  • Describe the various types of crimes affecting the society in general. 

  • Explain cyber related crimes.

  • Understand what is identify theft. 

  • Understand the various terminologies dealing with cyber related crimes. 





At successful completion, you will receive digital badges that can be used online to display your achievements.




At the completion of the program, you will be awarded with a program completion certificate.




With the completion of this program, you will also be awarded with Career Enhancement Clock Hours (CECH), that may be displayed on your resume. 




Your completion also comes with a dedicated transcript that shows your areas of grades for each course you attended.

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At successful completion of the program you will receive a Certification of Completion with your name on it from NEIH. A certificate of completion displays that you have successfully completed the course work required in the program. It sets a benchmark that others may or may not have achieved. 

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