Criminology involves the scientific analysis of crime, of the criminalization process, and of social control. Criminology is also an applied discipline in which students explore various forms of intervention to help resolve problems and conflicts. It focuses on five broad phenomena: the nature and dynamics of behaviour that contravenes social norms; the social construction of norms and of the notion of crime; the criminalization of specific behaviours; individuals and groups in social relations; the goals and workings of the criminal justice system; and contemporary forms of intervention.

This program is offered in English and in French.

The table below includes only the discipline-specific courses. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for information on the Honours bachelor's with double major and the Honours bachelor's with major and minor.

French immersion is available when taken as part of an honours degree.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2015-2016 calendars for the previous requirements.

CRM 1300Introduction to Criminology3 Units
CRM 1301History of Criminological Thought3 Units
CRM 2300Criminal Law and the Criminal Justice System3 Units
CRM 2301Positivist Theories in Criminology3 Units
CRM 2302Societal Reaction Theories in Criminology3 Units
CRM 2303Research Methodology in Criminology3 Units
CRM 3301Contemporary Critical Theories in Criminology3 Units
CRM 4302Abolitionism and the Criminal Justice System3 Units
CRM 4304Qualitative Research in Criminology3 Units
6 optional course units in criminology (CRM)6 Units
9 optional course units in criminology (CRM) at the 3000 or 4000 level 19 Units
Maximum of 6 elective course units in criminology (CRM)
Total: 42 Units

Note(s)

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CRM 3303 and CRM 3334 are strongly recommended for studies to the master's level in criminology.