KAS 2013 Exam Syllabus For Criminology Subject

KAS 2013- Criminology Exam Syllabus
The competitive examination shall comprise of two stages:- (1) Preliminary Examination (Objective type) for the selection of candidates for the main examination and (2) Main Examination (written examination and Personality Test) for selection for candidates for various services and posts.

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The Syllabus for the 'Criminology' Subject is as following:

1. Introduction to Criminology : Definition, Scope and Objectives of Criminology. b) Relation between Criminology - Law, Sociology, Psychology, Forensic Science and Correctional Administration, Anthropology. c) Crime-meaning and definitions and characteristics. d) Classfications of Crime : i) British Common law ii) Statistical iii) Indian Penal Code iv) Bonger and Lambrose v) Scientific classification e) Methods of Criminology i) Statistical ii) Experimentaliii) Case study iv) Study of Criminal in natural environs v) Observation

2. Schools of Criminology : a) Pre-scientific Schools b) Classical and Neo-classical c) Cartographic School d) Socialist School e) Typological S i) Lambros ii) Mental Testers iii) Psychiatric school f) Sociological School: i) Differential Association Theory ii) Multiple factor analysis g) Classification of Criminals: i) Cesare Lambros ii) Charles Goring iii) M.J. Sethna, iv) Scientific classification 3. Criminal Patterns a) Habitual Criminal b) Professional Criminal c) White collar Criminal d) Organized Crime and de-notified tribes e) Etimology of Crime i) Criminal Law, Meaning and definitions ii) Characteristics of Criminal Law.

3) Victimology: a) Meaning and typology of Victims b) Victimizing factors c) Problems of Victims d) Compensation and Restitution of Victims.
4. a) General Explanations and General exceptions. b) Offenses against human body, Murder, hurt, criminal force and assault, kidnapping, abduction and rape. c) offenses against property;Theft, Extortion, burglary, dacoity.
5. a) Organizational set up of Criminal Courts in India. b) Powers of Criminal Courts c) Police powers of arrest, search and seizure. d) Provisions regarding bail and appeal.

6.1. a) Applicability and salient features of Indian Evidence Act.
2. a) Types of evidences. b) Admissions and confessions c) Dying declaration d) Expert evidences.

7.1. a) Meaning, Importance and historical development of Forensic science. b) Principles of Forensic Science and State and Central Forensic Science Laboratories.
2. a) History and importance of Finger prints and Finger Print Bureau. b) Principles of Dactyloscopy c) Finger Print Patterns d) Chance Prints and their development. e) Henry's classifications of Finger Prints. f) Foot print-types, methods of recording. g) Gait pattern.

8. 1. a) Ballistics - Importance and classifications in fire arms. b) Identification of Fire arms and ammunition's In Crime, detection, c) Determination of range of Firing, d) Tool Marks, types and methods of examination and Identification.
2. a) Glass fractures-Determination of direction of force. b) Blood-tests and groups. c) Body fluids - Importance of semen, salvia and Urine in crime detection. d) Hair morphology and identification. e) Examination of questioned documents - types (1) Hand Written (2) Type Written, (3) Erased, (4) altered, (5)Obliterations. f) Counterfeiting of coins and forged notes.

9. 1. a) Inquest, Coroners, Magistrate and Police. b) Medico-legal importance of various types of wounds and injuries. c) Death-Modes and signs of death, changes after death. d) Identification of living and dead.
2. a) Classification of poisons. b) Study of Datura, Opium, Arsenic, Carbon monoxide, Insecticides and Potassium Cynide. c) Factors modifying the actions of poison. d) Routes of administrations and eliminations. e) Medico-legal importance of poisons in crime detection.

Chapter I
1. a) Role of family in relation to Crime and delinquency. b) Crime and delinquency in relation to Urbanism and modernization.
2. a) Mass-media and Crime, b) Pronographic literature c) Prostitution, Prevention of "Immoral Traffi in Women and Girls Act, 1986. d) Suicide e) Alcoholism and drug Addiction

Chapter II
1. a) Dowry menace-meaning, causes and effects and Dowry Prevention Act,
b) Supper Crime-Terrorism-Meaning, Modolltles, causes and effects. The Terrorist and Desruptlve Activities (Prevention) Act, 1986 (Tada) c) Communical violence-causes and effects-preventive measures.

Chapter III
1. a) Concept of Normal and abnormal behavior b) Personality type in relation to crime and delinquency. c) Psychoses, Psychoneuroses and Manias in relation to Crime and delinquency. d) Mental deficiency and Psycho-sexual behaviors in relation to Crime and delinquency.

Chapter IV

1. a) Organisational set up of police at State and central level b) Powers and duties of police. c) Policing of Metropolitan Cities and Rural areas. d) Crime prevention-Partolling, Surveilance and Criminal intelligence.
2. a) Registration of cases - F.I.R. Charge Sheet and Final report. b) Methods of investigation: Informers, Interogation of suspects, Interviewing of witnesses. c) Instrumentation. d) M.O.B. Dog squad, Scientific Aid Units.

Chapter V
1. a) Scene of Crime-Meaning and Importance. b) Types of Crime Scenes.
2. a) Examination of scene of Crime-Methods, Preliminaries b) Photography and sketching. c) Panchanama d) Procedure of Handling, Packing and forwarding physical clues to Experts.

Chapter VI
1. a) Investigation-Meaning, qualities of an Investigating Officer. b) Procedure of Investigation of Murder, Automobile Accident, Hijacking and Rape. c) Police Public relations.

Chapter VII
1. a) History of Punishment, b) Theories of Punishments c) Forms of punishments.
2. a) Origin and development of Indian prison system. b) Prison Administration c) Open Air Prisons.

Chapter VIII
1. a) Probation - Meaning, Importance, advantages, disadvantages and Probation of Offenders Act, 1956. b) Parole-Meaning-importance, advantages and disadvantages. c) After-care services.
2. a) Correctional Institutions-Juvenile Home, Special Home, Borstal School, State Homes, Juvenile Service Bureau and Juvenile Clubs. b) Juvenile-Court-Importance and functions. c/) Juvenile Justice Act, 1986. d) Voluntary organizations and their role in correction of Offenders.

Chapter - IX
a) Unusual Problems in Correction : i) Homo-sexuality (ii) Custodial relations.
b) Community based corrections and Programmes for Offenders.
c) Applications of Psycho-therapy in the correction of Offenders: i) Free- Association ii) Client Centres Therapy.

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