CRIM 101 - Introduction to Criminology

This course offers an historical and contemporary examination of criminology. It provides a foundation of terms and concepts commonly used in the field as well as a look at how thoughts on crime, criminals and criminal justice have developed in Canada.


Credits:  3


Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 3)


Total Weeks:  15





Non-Course Prerequisites:




Course Content:
- Crime and Criminology
- Criminal Law and its Processes
- The Nature and Extent of Crime
- Victims and Victimization
- Choice Theory
- Trait Theories
- Social Structure Theories
- Socialization and Crime
- Social Conflict Theories
- Integrated Theories
- Violent Crimes
- Property Crime
- Organized Crime
- White Collar Crime
- Public Order Crimes


Learning Outcomes:
After Successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Explain terms and concepts used by criminologists and those working in the field (e.g. retribution, deterrence, rehabilitation, restitution, incapacitation, diversion, decriminalization, labeling, stigmatization, recidivism, victimization, deviance).
- Explain the history and evolution of Criminological thought in Canada.

- Discuss Criminology with respect to it being a social science and a profession, its interdisciplinary nature, and discuss the different theories of Criminality.


Grading System:  Letters


Passing Grade:  D (50%)


Percentage of Individual Work:  100


Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.