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 French immersion is available with this program.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2018-2019 calendars for the previous requirements

ENG 1100Workshop in Essay Writing3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Literature and Composition I: Prose Fiction
Literature and Composition II: Drama and Poetry
Compulsory courses at the 1000 level
CRM 1300Introduction to Criminology3 Units
CRM 1301History of Criminological Thought3 Units
Compulsory courses at the 2000 level
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 2310Community Action and intervention in Criminology3 Units
CRM 2315Individual Intervention in Criminology3 Units
Compulsory courses at the 3000 level
CRM 3301Contemporary Critical Theories in Criminology3 Units
CRM 3334Quantitative Research in Criminology3 Units
CRM 3335Qualitative Research in Criminology3 Units
CRM 4302Abolitionism and the Criminal Justice System3 Units
One option from the following: 112 Units
Option 1: Course Focus
6 optional course units in criminology (CRM) at the 3000 level
6 optional course units in criminology (CRM) at the 4000 level
Option 2: Research Focus
12 course units from:
Advanced Criminological Theory
Intervention and Ethics
Political Crime
Socio-Politics of Incarceration
Special Issues in Criminology
Law and Society
Women and Gendered Justice
Crimes of the Powerful
State and Criminal Policy
Criminal Justice and the Media
Violence and Society
Justice, Transformation and Resistance
Directed Research in Social Sciences
Selected Topics: International Social Sciences Field Research I
Selected Topics: International Social Sciences Field Research II
Option 3: Field Placement
Field Placement
Analysis of the Field Placement Experience
Optional courses
6 optional course units in criminology (CRM)6 Units
6 optional course units in criminology (CRM) at the 4000 level6 Units
54 elective course units54 Units
or 24 elective course units plus a minor
Total: 120 Units