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This course provides an introduction to the exciting, popular, and growing field of criminology. In it, we explore the nature and extent of crime, criminal victimization, a variety of explanations for criminal behaviour (e.g. biological, psychological, and social theories), as well as a number of specific crimes (e.g. violent crime, property...

Credits:
3.0

This course explores biosocial and psychological explanations of criminal behavior (e.g. neurophysiological, psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive), as well as developmental theories and situational dynamics.  Several types of crimes, including violent (e.g. murder, serial murder, sexual assault), property (e.g. theft, break and enter), and...

Credits:
3.0

A variety of types of crime and deviance (e.g. sexual deviance, residential school abuse, mental illness, state-corporate crime) will be explored using mainstream and critical sociological perspectives. This will include both why society chooses to define some behaviour and acts as deviant and others as normal as well as the causes of deviant...

Credits:
3.0

This course provides an introduction to criminal justice. We ask several key questions, including: What is criminal justice? Is our criminal justice system fair? Is it effective? To answer these questions we critically examine how the police, the courts, and the prison system respond to criminal behaviour. A number issues of contemporary...

Credits:
3.0

This course provides a general introduction to the fundamental and competing principles of jurisprudence and to the basic legal institutions of Canada. Class discussion, lectures and assigned readings will allow the student to consider the history of Canadian Law, the development of the Canadian Constitution, the system of Canadian courts and...

Credits:
3.0

This course provides students with work placements in approved agencies. The sponsors at the agencies share their expertise and allow the participant to experience practical learning in a workplace setting. The participant develops transferable employment skills, develops core competencies, agency-specific skills and has an opportunity to...

Credits:
3.0

This course introduces students to the study of young offenders and delinquency through a discussion of trends, patterns, and theories of behaviour. The course looks at the Youth Criminal Justice Act, its implications for young offenders and the public’s growing concern about youth crimes. The main theories of ‘delinquency’ will be reviewed in...

Credits:
3.0

This course examines women and crime – both as victims and offenders -- and how the criminal justice system has responded to female criminality. We investigate gender and socio-economic differences in criminality and the explanations used to explain these differences. This includes modern, feminist and post-modern perspectives. Topics covered...

Credits:
3.0

This course introduces students to the nature, purpose, scope, sources and basic principles of criminal law in Canada. Topics include such fundamental legal concepts as mens rea, negligence, and strict liability. Students will learn how to read sections of the Criminal Code of Canada to determine the basic elements of a criminal offence – the...

Credits:
3.0