Post Graduate Diploma in Criminology and Security Management

Course Overview

This programme will offer skills in research techniques and skills required to implement institutional reforms in criminology and security industries. The current upsurge  and threat of insecurity in the world calls for an understanding of criminal aspects, theories and criminal judicial processes, rehabilitation and probation of crimes in order to create a more stable and secure society. Through this course, learners are empowered to effectively handle correctional challenges in society and use their knowledge to participate in the rehabilitation process in society as well as advice on the necessary security measures to reduce crime.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course the learners should be able to

  • Identify and explore the different approaches to security issues in the world and build on the ability to monitor and maintain security.
  • Equip graduates with abilities to identify, conduct investigations, monitor and analyze data; through the understanding of criminal science to boost security in an increasingly technology world.
  • To meet the high demand for security personnel in the public, private sectors and academia in criminal research.

Course Modules

  1. Introduction to criminology
  2. Introduction to theories of crime
  3. Introduction to law enforcement
  4. Social foundations of law
  5. Principles of criminal investigations
  6. Introduction to security management
  7. Psychology of criminal behaviour
  8. Community policing
  9. Crime prevention strategies
  10. Sociological explanations of criminal behaviour
  11. Disaster management
  12. Critical thinking
  13. Introduction to strategic management
  14. Communication security

Course Assignments

Participants will be required to submit 10 assignments, a research paper and one final examination for the period of 12 months to demonstrate their understanding of the course content. Assignments account for 60%, research paper accounts for 30% while Examination accounts for 10% of the marks.


Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will receive a Post Graduate Certificate of Merit and a transcript.

Certificate and Transcripts will be given after the successful completion of the course.

Organizers: Action Institute For Professional Studies

Course Duration: 52 weeks (12 months)

Target Region: Global

Language: English

FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated




Tel no: +254 727 616 783

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Enrolled: 24 students
Duration: 12 Months
Level: Intermediate
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