The program addresses crime and related concerns in the contemporary society focusing on the intersection of human rights, governance and administration of justice. The program draws from areas such as sociology, anthropology, economics, psychology, psychiatry, history, political science and philosophy. It also draws from professions such as law, medicine and social work.
The scope of the program covers theories, the criminal justice system and the administration of justice, types of crimes, applied methods of investigation and statistical applications, society and human behavior, crime prevention and control, comparative justice and human rights.
The program contributes towards the understanding, prevention and control of crime which is a pre-requisite to national development. The graduates qualify for careers in criminal justice institutions, corporate sector and the agencies concerned with issues of peace, human rights and national cohesion and integration.