A few major areas of interest in this field of study include:
• Causes of crime
• Prevention of crime
• Crime Statistics
• Criminal Behaviour
• Evaluation of criminal justice agencies
• Sociology of Law
• Criminal careers and desistance
A qualified criminologist in India can take up the jobs of teaching, counseling, rehabilitation of criminals. So after pursuance of your higher education in criminology, you can be employed by government agencies and universities. So a promising career is not so far. NGOs, research organizations, private security and detective agencies also recruit criminology professionals. They can also find jobs of counseling and rehabilitating offenders in the prisons. Also you can be hired in foreign police departments or as state medical examiners or take up other typical jobs which include Law reform researcher, Regional crime prevention coordinator, Crime intelligence analyst, Community corrections coordinator, Consumer advocate and Environment protection analyst.
An expected average annual salary of a criminologist with a bachelor degree is $30,000 whereas that of a criminologist with a master’s degree is $55,000
So if you wish to specialize in stopping crime then go ahead and pursue your dreams.