Minimum Masters in Criminology

Not required

The tasks a Criminologist is expected to perform include:

Investigating the origin, nature and causes of crimes

Suggesting the methods of prevention of crime

Studying social conditions and statistics of crime

Collecting data and statistics about the various types of conducts which constitute crime

Correlating the crime prevalent in a particular community under particular social conditions with actual crime committed

Analyzing the problems with all the socio-legal angles

Suggesting measures to prevent crimes through an effective and modern penal mechanism

Evolving institutions in society to prevent individuals from indulging in criminal behaviour

Skilled in data collection

Basic knowledge of psychology, sociology and other factors

Proficient in making reports

Skilled in understanding the mind-sets of criminals

Ability to help the society by working out ways to prevent crimes

Skilled in analysing crime, crime patterns and techniques, criminal behaviour, magnitude, nature and frequency of crime

Proficient in judging criminal participation and the rate of victimisation

Not applicable

Analytical bend of mind



Hardworking and persistent

It is a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc. if not taken care of

For candidates with experience - INR 15,000 to INR 20,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

The Education Industry in India

According to a report by IBEF, India is an important educational centre in the global education industry. This is because the country has more than 1.4 million schools and more than 35,000 higher education institutes. Also, vocational education and training is fast emerging as an important area of focus in India.

Crime is a part of each society and it is very important for every country to deal with it in the best possible manner. So, individuals well-versed in the field of criminology have rich pickings thanks to their employability in India. There is a huge demand for criminologists. Though there are no official statistics on the hiring scenario and the job opportunities, around 65 per cent of fresher talent is required every year in various job profiles offered within the criminology field. Experts in criminology can find jobs as probation officers, jailors, social welfare officers, counsellors, etc. They can also get into crime-fighting organisations like the CBI, IB etc. or work in rehabilitation centres, juvenile homes and voluntary organisations. Considering all this it is safe to say that there is a demand for Criminologists in the present and it will also be there in the future.


Investigation agencies

Projects for BPR&D and UNDP

Cities and towns across India