BACHELOR OF ARTS IN PENOLOGY

 Correction And Administration
Correctional institutions and especially the Prisons world over and Kenya in particular are going through reforms that are intended to make them less punitive and more rehabilitative. This demand for high levels of specialized professional training in Penology, Correction and Administration. This program is therefore designed to meet the professional and manpower needs of the reformed correctional system.

Those specializing in the discipline are expected to take the entire core and required courses including PCA 408: Field Attachment/Project. The programme further promotes the objective of the School of Arts and Social Sciences, which is, to foster integrated utilization of knowledge for the betterment of mankind. Students graduating with specialization in Penology, Correction and Administration are well equipped to work in both governmental and non governmental correctional organizations, research institutions  and correctional policy think tanks.



First Year

First Semester

Code

Title

Units

SAS 101    

Introduction to Reading and Writing Skills (Required)                          

3

SAS 102    

Computer and Literary Skills (Required)   3

3

BAS 101    

Ethnography of African Society (Required)

3

BAS 102    

Introduction to Social Science (Required)

3

PCA 110  

Introduction to Criminology (Core)          

6

PSA111    

Introduction to Public Administration (Core)  

3

*Take any one of the following electives

3

SPC 110    

Introduction to Counseling Psychology    

3

CMD110  

Introduction to Community Development

3


Second Semester

Code

Title

Units

SAS 103    

Deviation and Rehabilitation (Required)  

3

BAS 103    

Introduction to Philosophy and Religious Studies (Required)                                      

3

BAS 104    

Introduction to World Civilization (Required)                            

3

PCA 120  

Introduction to Correction (Core)            

3

PCA 121  

Introduction to Penology (Core)                

3

 

*Take any one of the following electives

3

PCA 122  

Drug and Substance Abuse                      

3

SWK 112  

Introduction to Social work                    

3

SPY 120    

Introduction to Psychology                      

3


Second Year

First Semester

Code

Title

Units

SAS 201    

Introduction to Research Methods (Required)                                  

3

BAS 201    

Kenya in World History (Required)          

3

BAS 202    

Social Statistics (Required)                        

3

PCA 210  

Psychology and Criminal Behaviour (Core)

3

PCA 211  

Introduction to Law in Kenya (Core)        

3

PCA 212  

Criminal Behavior in Kenya (Core)          

3

*Take any one of the following electives

3

D 212

Project Monitoring & Evaluation              

3

PSA 212    

Decentralization and County Governance

3


Second Semester

Code

Title

Units

SAS 202    

Critical thinking (Required)                      

3

SAS 203    

Ethnicity, Peace Relations and Nation-Building in Kenya (Required)      

3

BAS 203    

Religion and Society (Required)              

3

BAS 204    

Introduction to Political Philosophy (Required)                              

3

PCA 220  

Sociology of Criminal Behaviour (Core)  

3

PCA 221  

Criminal Justice Systems (Core)                

3

*Take any one of the following electives

SOC 220  

Human Growth and Development            

3

PSA 221    

Administrative Law                                  

3

SPC 221    

Ethics in Counseling and Public Law      

3


Third Year

First Semester

Code

Title

Units

SAS 301    

Contemporary Gender Issues (Required)  

3

BAS 301    

Religion and Science in Africa (Required)

3

BAS 302    

Nationalism and the African States (Required)

3

PCA 310  

Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Crime (Core)                                            

3

PCA 311  

Incarceration and Rehabilitation Process (Core)                                          

3

PCA 312  

Biological Explanation of Criminal Behavior (Core)    

3

 

*Take any one of the following electives

3

PCA 313  

Community Correction                            

3

SPC 311    

Theories and Techniques of Counseling    

3


Second Semester

Code

Title

Units

SAS 302    

Entrepreneurship and Accounting (Required)                              

3

BAS 303    

Contemporary Political Ideologies (Required)                                

3

BAS 304    

Social Change and Development (Required)

3

PCA 320  

Research Methods in Penology and Correction (Core)                                    

3

PCA 321  

Law and Society (Core)          

3

*Take any one of the following electives

3

PCA 322  

Prison and prison Administration            

3

SOC 321  

Social Policy and Administration              

3

PHL 321  

Contemporary Moral Issues                      

3


Fourth Year

First Semester

Code

Title

Units

SAS 401    

Policy, Analysis and Project Management (Required)                                                

3

BAS 401    

Issues in Social Ethics (Required)              

3

BAS 402    

History of Science (Required)                  

3

PCA 410  

Victimology and Restorative Justice (Core)

3

PCA 411  

Field Attachment and Report/Project (Core)

6

PCA 412  

Correctional Counseling                          

3

HIS 411  

Constitutional and Legal History of Kenya

3


Second Semester

Code

Title

Units

SAS 402    

Disasters and Conflict Management (Required)                          

3

BAS 403    

Planning, Culture and Development (Required)                          

3

PCA 420  

Human Rights and Advocacy (Core)        

3

PCA 421  

Gangs and Professional Crime (Core)        

3

PCA 422  

Gender and Crime (Core)                        

3

Take any one of the following electives

3

PCA 423  

Policing strategies                                    

3

PCA 424  

Capital Punishment                                  

3

PCA 425  

Probation and Parole        

3


Objectives/Admission

Programme objectives:
1.    To  train all around learners  capable of handling correctional and administrative work
2.    To prepare students and equip them with theoretical and practical knowledge critical for policy initiatives in Penology, Correction and Administration
3.    To equip students with skills to undertake social science research in penology and correction

Admission Requirements
To be admitted into the degree programme, the applicant must fulfill the Joint Admission Board requirements as prescribed in the cluster 6 of JAB admission criteria; minimum of C+ or
1.    Two principal passes and the subsidiary pass at KACE- “A” Level or
2.     Applicants in possession of a Moi University Senate recognized diploma in the relevant area may be admitted in the programme.

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