department of Criminology and Police Science
Department of Criminology and Police Science (CPS) was introduced in Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University under the faculty of Life Science on 13 December 2003 with the approval of University Grant Commission (UGC). First Vice-chancellor of Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University (MBSTU) and the founding Chairman of the department, Late Professor Dr. Yusuf Sharif Ahmed Khan completed the admission process and the class was started of the first batch students from 1st June 2004 in 2003-04 session. The department started its journey with only 37 students of the first batch. It is one of the most updated and unique disciplines in context of Bangladesh as well as the sub-continent. The department is aimed to study crime, criminal behavior, criminal justice system and police investigation methods and techniques in a scientific manner. Major courses being studied at the Bachelor of Science (Honors) program include: Fundamentals of Criminology, Principles of Sociology, Police Studies, Security Practice and Management, Theories of Crime, Criminal Investigation: Methods and Techniques, Victimology, Forensic Science, Domestic and International Terrorism, Narcotics and Substance Abuse, Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Police Information and Technology, Police Management and Administration, Police and Human Rights, Criminal Law and Procedure, Penal Code, Evidence Act, Crime Mapping etc. The course also includes Research Monograph, Thesis and Internship Project which are supervised by distinguished teachers from both inside and outside of the University collaborated with several government and private organizations. The seminar library of the department consists of around 700 books from both home and abroad publishers. More over the department also enriched with a forensic laboratory which is still under development includes fingerprint kit, footprint kit, close circuit television camera, digital camera etc. The academic curriculum is mainly based on criminological research and fieldwork which is taught by 07 full-time faculties and several adjunct faculties from different professional areas like Police personnel, lawyers, doctors, CID experts, detective experts etc. along with 11 officials. The medium of instruction is English. The department has already starts Masters in Science program in 2008-09 session. Currently the department of CPS consists of 350 students in 7 batches.
Aim and Objective of the Department
The department aims to take part in combating crime and eradicating disorder and chaos from the society. It also intends to study crime, criminal behavior, criminal justice system and police investigation methods and techniques in a scientific manner using social research method and forensic science. One of the major objectives is to produce skilled manpower to prevent and detect crime.
Future Plan of the Department
The department of CPS has future plan to introduce some courses like Professional Masters in Criminology and Police Science, Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Criminology and Police Science and Certificate Course thus the professional personnel like Police Officers, Detectives, Lawyers, Journalists and relevant experts can enhance their expertise and professionalism.
The divine power lies in the understanding of science and the application of technology. Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University is aimed to provide its students with the knowledge of proper combination of science and technology to get them prepared for the challenges of the 21st century. The students of MBSTU hold not only the scientific knowledge but also the norm and values to become complete social human beings who would break all the obstacles of the society and lead it to a better one as they are influenced by the vision of the spiritual philosopher and the leader of the leaders - Mawlana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani. That is why the students of MBSTU are well prepared to face the challenges of day to day life anywhere.