Certificate in Criminology

The development policy analysis has become important for Sri Lanka since the country intends to achieve a higher growth rate every year. However, the country’s growth rate and the entire development has not been satisfactory throughout the post independent period. As such, it is important to train those who are interested in development policy with a more specialty.

Course Modules

  • Introduction to Criminology
  • The classical tradition in criminology
  • The positivist movement
  • Controlling crime
  • Prisons and Imprisonment
  • State Crime and Human Rights

DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE

The development policy analysis has become important for Sri Lanka since the country intends to achieve a higher growth rate every year. However, the country’s growth rate and the entire development has not been satisfactory throughout the post independent period. As such, it is important to train those who are interested in development policy with a more specialty. This diploma programme accomplishes this goal by offering a broad array of analytical techniques, a wide perspective on pressing policy issues, and practical experience in the dynamics of policy-making organizations at local and national level.

The role of knowledge in the policy process has remained a central theoretical puzzle in policy analysis. The evidence-based policy making has focused on the debate on questions of how knowledge use can improve the quality of policy choices. The overall objective of this programme is to provide an opportunity to explore the way in which theory and evidence can be used to analyze contemporary policy issues. The programme should be of particular value to students who intend to work as professionals in government institutions or other agencies, where they will be expected to provide analysis and advice on specific issues of policy, including new and unfamiliar issues.

Course Content

Semester 1

  • Microeconomic Analysis
  • Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Public Economics and Taxation
  • Development Strategy and Policy..
  • Administration and Governance
  • Policy formulation and Implementation

Semester 11

  • Social Policy and Community Development Practice
  • Policy Evaluation and Impact Assessment

6 credits from Elective

  • Local Government Management and Participation
  • Financial Inclusion Policies and Risk Management
  • Project-based Policy Analysis Report