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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
Prerequisite(s):

Criminology 1010 or Criminology 1030, or permission of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

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. A range of theories related to crime, deviance, and social control from past to present will be covered.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Criminology 1010, or permission of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

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
Prerequisite(s):

Criminology 1010 or Criminology 1030, or Women’s Studies 1100, or permission of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

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
Prerequisite(s):

Criminology 1010 or Criminology 1030, or permission of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

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 of Interdisciplinary Studies

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 2311 Criminal Law View Details
See Department of Political Science, Political Science Courses, Political Science 2311, for a full description.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Political Science 2311
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social 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
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in Criminology, or permission of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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Criminology 3011 Evolution and Violence View Details
An exploration of evolutionary theory as an explanation for violence, with particular emphasis on the study of violent crime. Interdisciplinary approach with foundations in biology and extensions to psychology, sociology, anthropology, and economics. Topics may include family violence, same-sex conflict, violence against women, warfare, and terrorism.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Criminology 1010, Criminology 1030, Criminology 2015, and Criminology 2090, or permission of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies.

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 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
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in Criminology, or permission of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

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
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 3135 Death Investigation View Details
An exploration of the process of death investigation through corresponding scientific, legal, and social perspectives, including an investigation of the tools, techniques, and protocols associated with the performance of rigorous forensic death investigations at the scene and in autopsy. Students will study forensic pathology that emphasizes the principles of forensic death investigation. Critical reflection is also dedicated to subjectivity in forensics investigations, including debated techniques, cases, and the influence of social milieus and identities on objectivity in science.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Criminology 1030 and 1.5 FCEs of additional Criminology courses, or permission of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have taken Criminology 3030 Death investigations may not take this course for credit.
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural 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 3137 Corrections View Details
An exploration of the institutions, strategies, and practices of corrections in Canada and other parts of the world. Historical foundations, present realities, and critical reflections on the strengths, shortcomings, and future trajectories of Canadian corrections are discussed in relation to their broader social, political, and economic context.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in Criminology, or permission of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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Criminology 3138 Policing View Details
An exploration of institutions, strategies and practices of policing in Canada and other parts of the world. Historical foundations, present realities, and future trajectories of policing are discussed in relation to their broader social, political, and economic contexts from the perspectives of various key scholars, including critical reflections on strengths, shortcomings, and future directions of Canadian policing.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in Criminology, or permission of Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have taken Criminology 3010 Policing in Canada may not take Criminology 3138 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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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
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in Criminology, or permission of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

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
Cross-List(s): Psychology 3350
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
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in Criminology, or permission of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

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
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in Criminology or two FCEs in Type E courses, or permission of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

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
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in Criminology, or permission of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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Criminology 3590 Prosecution and Sanctioning View Details
An exploration of key concepts, actors and processes associated with prosecution by the formal criminal justice system in Canada. The evolution of the modern adversarial court system, details of prosecution and defense roles, and critical reflections on strengths, shortcomings, and future directions for Canadian prosecution, including an introduction to alternative sanctioning approaches, will all be areas of focus.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in Criminology, or permission of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

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, Film, and Communications 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
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in Criminology, or permission of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

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):

Three FCEs in Criminology, or permission of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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Criminology 4011 Psychopathic Personalities and Crime View Details
A critical examination of the construct of psychopathy in relation to the criminal justice system. Topics may include genetic and hereditary bases of psychopathy, developmental issues, assessment, treatment, sub-clinical psychopathy, associations with violence and recidivism, and psychopathy within special populations (e.g., corporate psychopathy, female psychopathy).
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Three FCEs in Criminology, or permission of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have taken the Criminology 4090 special topics course with the title "Psychopathic Personalities" may not take Criminology 4011 for credit.
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Criminology 4015 Criminal Profiling View Details
Topics in applied criminology, may include case management, database development, typology validation, motive and pattern analysis, personality assessment, forensic demography, principles of geo-coding, statistical prediction, and the ethics of provocation, interview, and interrogation strategies. Critical perspectives on the use of, and potential biases associated with, profiling are also discussed.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Three FCEs in Criminology, or permission of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have taken Criminology 3030 Criminal Profiling may not take Criminology 4015 for credit
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Criminology 4017 Restorative Justice and Mediation View Details
An exploration of the history, theory, and practices of conflict resolution strategies that are alternatives to formal criminal justice practices, highlighting mediation and restorative justice. Students will focus on the evolution of these procedures, details of their application, critical reflections on offender sanctioning, and future directions for alternative conflict resolution strategies.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Three FCEs in Criminology, or permission of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have taken Criminology 4090 Restorative Justice may not take Criminology 4017 for credit.
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):

Three FCEs in Criminology, or permission of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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Criminology 4035 Professional Field Exposure View Details
An exposure to a variety of practitioners working in the criminal justice field, providing preparation for career entry. Gives students the opportunity to learn about the realities of a variety of post-graduation career options, familiarize themselves with professional requirements, and network valuable career contacts. In addition, students will prepare a professional development plan that will promote the acquisition of skills and materials useful for post-graduation options as well as reflecting on the histories, present realities, and future trajectories of these occupations.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: The course is restricted to Criminology Program majors in their fourth year or Criminology program College Transfer students in their third year.
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):

Three FCEs in Criminology, or permission of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

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
Prerequisite(s):

Three FCEs in Criminology, or permission of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

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
Prerequisite(s):

Three FCEs in Criminology, or permission of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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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):

Three FCEs in Criminology, including Criminology 1010, Criminology 2015, and Criminology 2090, or permission of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies. Must have a minimum of 75% average in Criminology courses.

Offering: 3-0; 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in Interdisciplinary Studies 4010 and 4032 may not take Criminology 4801 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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