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LAKEHEAD CALENDAR 2012-2013

Lakehead 2012-2013 Academic Courses Undergraduate Courses Criminology (CRIM) Courses (Orillia Campus Only)
Criminology (CRIM) Courses (Orillia Campus Only)

Courses not offered this academic year (fall/winter terms) are indicated by the words "NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR" below the course description. Nevertheless, students should refer to the Timetable as a final check.

Criminology 1010      Introduction to Criminology
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An introduction to the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary field of criminology. Topics covered in this course include: definitions of crime, central terms used in criminology, basic legal concepts and processes, crime statistics and correlates, and the relationship between criminology and other academic disciplines.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Criminology 1030      Introduction to Criminalistics
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An introduction to the basic aspects of forensic investigation. Particular focus will be placed on types of crime scenes, the collection of different forms of crime scene evidence, the scientific analysis of physical evidence, and the role of forensic science in criminal justice proceedings.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Criminology 2010      Youth Crime and Justice
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An analysis of the types, prevalence, characteristics, repercussions, and changing nature of youth crime in Canada. Emphasis will be placed on the various strategies that have been and continue to be developed to remedy youth crime.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Criminology 2030      Gender and Crime
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: A discussion of the intersections of gender, crime, and the criminal justice system. Specific topics could include: gender correlates of crime and victimization, gendered violence, masculinity and crime, and gendered experiences within criminal justice processes.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Criminology 2050      Race, Ethnicity, and Crime
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An exploration of the relationship between race, ethnicity, and crime. Particular focus is on the history of racism in the criminal justice system, the disproportionate representation of racial minorities at all stages of criminal justice procedures, theories to explain these discrepancies, and strategies to resolve issues of unequal treatment.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Criminology 3010      Special Topics I
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An in-depth study of a selected topic in criminology.
SpecialTopic: Y
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Criminology 3030      Special Topics II
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An in-depth study of a selected topic in criminalistics, exploring the intersections of science and/or technology with crime, policing, and forensic investigation.
SpecialTopic: Y
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Criminology 3150      Crimes of the Powerful
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: A critical analysis of crimes perpetrated by individuals in positions of power or institutional authority. Specific topics could include: state crime, political corruption, police misconduct, environmental crime, industrial carnage, corporate crime, crime in sport, organized crime, and hate crime.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Criminology 3350      Forensic Psychology
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An examination of the relationship between psychology, crime, and the legal system. Particular emphasis is placed on the role of the forensic psychologist in criminal justice proceedings.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Criminology 3370      Cybercrime
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An introduction to the many different types of cybercrime and the strategies used by law enforcement agencies to deal with this type of crime.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Criminology 3510      Issues in Indigenous Justice
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: A discussion of the historical and contemporary relationships between Aboriginal communities and criminal justice institutions in Canada.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Criminology 3511      Violence
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: A critical inquiry into the characteristics, causes, and consequences of various forms of violence. Topics could include serial and mass murder, state violence, international conflict, workplace homicide, hate crimes, violence in sport, genocide, violence in the media, school massacres, and violence against women.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Criminology 3590      Crime and Punishment
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An examination of the relationship between crime and punishment in a historical and contemporary context. Specific focus will be placed on the development of police forces, prisons, and alternative sentencing procedures.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Criminology 3770      Criminology of Pop-Culture
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: A discussion of the representations of crime and law enforcement in the media and popular culture. The course explores the ways in which fictional and non-fictional representations of crime and policing shape and distort public attitudes, behaviours, and perceptions.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Criminology 4010      Environmental Criminology
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Sociology 2221 or permission of the instructor
Description: Explores the development of the field of environmental criminology and critically examines ways in which criminological theories can be applied to environmental issues, disasters, and concerns.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Criminology 4030      Comparative Criminology
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Criminology 1010 or permission of the instructor
Description: A comparison of numerous criminal justice systems throughout the world. Specific focus is placed on exploring how different criminal justice systems respond to common problems, issues, and events.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Criminology 4050      Controversies in the Courts
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Criminology 1010 or permission of the instructor
Description: An examination of various contentious, moral, and ethical issues in the criminal justice system, both within Canada and internationally. Topics could include: capital punishment, marijuana decriminalization or legalization, criminalizing violence in sport, gun control, forced castration of sex offenders, racial profiling, Aboriginal self-determination, and/or penal abolition.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Criminology 4070      Trafficking
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: A critical exploration of the illicit trade of goods and services within Canada and across international borders. Topics could include: human trafficking, sex slavery, the illicit drug trade, organ trafficking, and/or the trafficking of illegal weapons and ammunition.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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