Criminology & Criminal Justice

Program Structure

Minor in Criminology

Students wishing to complete a Minor in Criminology must complete CRIM 1013 and 1023 and an additional 12 credit hours in Criminology courses.

Major in Criminology

Students must complete CRIM 1013: Introduction to Criminology and CRIM 1023: Introduction to Criminal Justice (a total of 6 credit hours) as a prerequisite for all courses offered by the Criminology Department. Students are also required to take one theory course, CRIM 2013: Early Criminological Theory or CRIM 3013: Contemporary Criminological Theory and one course in research methods:  CRIM 2103: Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods or CRIM 2113: Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods. Finally, students are required to complete 3 credit hours from each of the six course streams (for a total of 18 credit hours), plus an additional 6 credit hours of CRIM electives (from any course stream; for a total of 36 credit hours).

The Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice has organized its courses into the following Course Streams:

Cultural Studies
CRIM 2463 Cultural Criminology
CRIM 2743 Social Protest in Canada
CRIM 3263 Crime and the Media
CRIM 3273 Crime in Popular Film
CRIM 3563 Visual Criminology
CRIM 4143 Hate Crime
CRIM 4273 Advanced Studies in Crime in Popular Film
CRIM 4503 Discourse and Crime
CRIM 4513 Ethnography and Crime

Criminal Justice Studies
CRIM 2243 Corrections
CRIM 2943 Victimology
CRIM 3123 Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice
CRIM 3153 Criminal Behaviour
CRIM 3283 Crime Prevention
CRIM 4123 Peacemaking Criminology and Restorative Justice
CRIM 4133 International and Comparative Criminal Justice
CRJS 3003: Government and the Criminal Justice System
CRJS 3103: Integrative Seminar: Criminal Justice

Law & Society Studies
CRIM 2123 Criminal Law
CRIM 2253 Crime and Society in Historical Perspective
CRIM 3143 Charter Rights and Criminal Justice
CRIM 3223 Criminal Procedure
CRIM 3243 Advanced Criminal Law
CRIM 3503 Wrongful Conviction!
CRIM 4403 Feminist Legal Studies

Child & Youth Studies
CRIM 2223 Young Offenders and Juvenile Justice
CRIM 2263 Children and Youth at Risk
CRIM 3803 Child and Youth Rights
CRIM 4153 Advanced Studies in Youth Justice Policy

Police & Security Studies
CRIM 2843 Corporate Crime and Corporate Regulation
CRIM 2233 Police and the Canadian Community
CRIM 3513 Organized Crime
CRIM 3643 Terrorism
CRIM 4233 Policing, Security, and Governance

Theoretical & Methodological Studies
CRIM 2013 Early Criminological Theory
CRIM 3013 Contemporary Criminological Theory
CRIM 2103 Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods
CRIM 2113 Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods
CRIM 3103 Advanced Qualitative Research Methods
CRIM 4113 Advanced Data Analysis
CRIM 4423 Power and Control in Society

Honours in Criminology

Students honouring in Criminology require a total of 36 credit hours in Criminology to qualify for the Major (as outlined above, under Major in Criminology) plus an additional 21 credit hours, described below, for a total of 57 credit hours, to complete the program. Students wishing to pursue an Honours in Criminology must complete the following courses: CRIM 1013 & 1023 (or 1006), CRIM 2013, CRIM 2103, CRIM 2113, CRIM 2253, CRIM 3013, and CRIM 3103 or CRIM 4113, with a cumulative grade point average of 3.3, in the Honours/Criminology subject.