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Criminology 1010 Introduction to Criminology View Details
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.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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Criminology 1030 Introduction to Criminalistics View Details
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.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Criminology 2010 Youth Crime and Justice View Details
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.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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Criminology 2015 Criminological Theory View Details
Comprehensive overview of the origins and development of criminological theory. The course covers a range of theories related to crime, deviance, and social control from past to present.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Criminology 1010 or Criminology 1030 or permission of the Chair of the Department
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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Criminology 2030 Gender and Crime View Details
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.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Women's Studies 2031
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Women's Studies Group 1 Course
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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Criminology 2050 Race, Ethnicity, and Crime View Details
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.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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Criminology 2090 Criminological Research Methods View Details
Examines the different ways that qualitative and quantitative data are collected and analyzed for research on crime, deviance, victimization, and the Criminal Justice System.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Criminology 1010 or Criminology 1030 or permission of the Chair of the Department
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Criminology 3010 Special Topics I View Details
An in-depth study of a selected topic in criminology.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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Criminology 3030 Special Topics II View Details
An in-depth study of a selected topic in criminalistics, exploring the intersections of science and/or technology with crime, policing, and forensic investigation.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Criminology 3111 Mind, Morality, and the Law View Details
See Department of Psychology, Psychology courses, Psychology 3111, for full course description.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

PSYC 1100 and one of PSYC 2003, 2011, 2301, 2801, or 4531

Cross-List(s): Psychology 3111
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Criminology 3136 Forensic Anthropology View Details
See Department of Anthropology, Anthropology Courses, Anthropology 3136 Forensic Anthropology for full course description.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Anthropology 3136
Offering: 3-3; or 3-3

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Criminology 3150 Crimes of the Powerful View Details
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.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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Criminology 3350 Forensic Psychology View Details
See Department of Psychology, Psychology Courses, Psychology 3350, for full course description.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Psychology 1100

Cross-List(s): Psychology 3350
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Criminology 3355 Women, Crime and Criminal Justice View Details
See Department of Women’s Studies, Women’s Studies Courses, Women's Studies 3355 Women, Crime, and Criminal Justice, for full course description.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCE in Women's Studies and/or Criminology, including at least one half-course at the second-year level; or permission of the Chair of the Department of Women's Studies

Cross-List(s): Women's Studies 3355
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Criminology 3370 Cybercrime View Details
An introduction to the many different types of cybercrime and the strategies used by law enforcement agencies to deal with this type of crime.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Criminology 3510 Issues in Indigenous Justice View Details
A discussion of the historical and contemporary relationships between Aboriginal communities and criminal justice institutions in Canada.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type E: Indigenous Content

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Criminology 3511 Violence and Crime View Details
A critical inquiry into the characteristics, causes, and consequences of various forms of violence from biological, psychological, and sociological perspectives. 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.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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Criminology 3590 Crime and Punishment View Details
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.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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Criminology 3770 Crime, Media, Culture View Details
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.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Media Studies 3770
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type B: Social Sciences

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Criminology 3910 Community-Based Criminology View Details
Through a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement related to Criminology, students will be required to critically reflect on their experiences in submitted assignments.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0, plus 40 hours of community involvement

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Criminology 4010 Environmental Criminology View Details
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.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Sociology 2221 or permission of the instructor
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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Criminology 4030 Comparative Criminology View Details
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.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Criminology 1010 or permission of the instructor
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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Criminology 4050 Controversies in the Courts View Details
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.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Criminology 1010 or permission of the instructor
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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Criminology 4070 Trafficking View Details
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.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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Criminology 4090 Special Topics in Criminology View Details
An examination of a selected advanced topic in Criminology.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Open only to students in their third year level or higher.

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Criminology 4113 The Politics of Incarceration View Details
See Department of Political Science, Political Science courses, Political Science 4113, for the full course description.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Political Science 4113
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Open only to Criminology students at the third year level or higher. Students who have previous credit in Criminology 4090 with topic title "The Politics of Incarceration" may not take Criminology 4113 for credit.

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Criminology 4801 Honours Research Project View Details
Through a combination of seminars and independent study, students will design and complete an advanced criminological research project. A written report and presentation will be required.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s):

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Offering: 3-0, 3-0
Notes: Restricted to 4th year HBASc Criminology Majors and 3rd Year HBASc Criminology Pathways Majors. Students who have previous credit in Interdisciplinary Studies 4010 and ref="/Catalog/ViewCatalog.aspx?pageid=viewcatalog&topicgroupid=21206&entitytype=CID&entitycode=Interdisciplinary+Studies+4032" class="topictooltip" title="4032" rel="/Content/Default/Controls/Catalog/TopicTooltip.aspx?pageid=topictooltip&topicgroupid=21206&entitytype=CID&entitycode=Interdisciplinary+Studies+4032&cgid=26">4032 may not take Criminology 4801 for credit.

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