Criminology is the study of the law enforcement and criminal justice system.
Forensic Criminology gives students of criminology and criminal justice an introduction to the forensic realm and the applied forensic issues they will face when working cases within the justice system. It effectively bridges the theoretical world of social criminology with the applied world of the criminal justice system. This programme contains relevant and contemporary case examples to demonstrate the application of forensic criminology. It also provides an integrated philosophy with respect to criminology, forensic casework, criminal investigations, and the law. It is an important aspect for students and professionals in the area of criminology, criminal justice, criminal investigation, forensic science, and the law.
The end goal of criminology, of course, is to determine the root causes of criminal behavior and to develop effective and humane means for preventing it. These goals have produced several schools of thought within the discipline, each of which looks at different factors involved in deviant behavior and comes to different conclusions about how best to approach the issues.