Criminology is the social science that studies crime. It is the study of not only crime in general, but also the effect of crime on society, the underlying factors, and the offenders involved. The focus is to determine what motivates people to commit crimes or act in criminal ways.
CMS is the only institution under Bharathiyar University that has offered Criminology as an optional subject for BA undergraduates since 2020, with the mission of providing quality education to raise social justice awareness. The students are taught the fundamental principles of crime, as well as social problems and their reparations. They also study Forensic Science, Scientific Investigation, Court Functions, Criminal Psychology, Cyber Investigation, Penology, Victimology, Forensic Medicine, Police Administration, Security, and Vigilance, among other subjects. Through laboratory experiments, students gain practical expertise in the relevant fields.
To facilitate experiential learning, students are taken on field trips to significant penal, criminological, and forensic locations such as a police station, correctional institution, Reserve Battalion, Dog Squad, Forensic Lab, Bomb Disposal Squad, and Cyber Police Station. Students gain academic knowledge in order to live and serve in a socially responsible manner. They also learn to face society with courage and develop into responsible citizens.