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CRM-101 Introduction to Criminology

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


An introduction to the core concepts, basic data sources, and general research findings in the field of Criminology. A key focus is on elements of continuity and discontinuity between traditional and contemporary theories of crime, deviance, criminality, and social control. Particular attention is paid to the Canadian context.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English assessment.

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CRM-131 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


An introduction to the structure and operation of the Canadian criminal justice system, including the police, courts, and corrections. Analysis of the patterns of crime and victimization, police discretion and decision-making; criminal sentencing; correctional institutions and community-based models; and the youth justice system. Patterns of contact and conflict between various social groups and the criminal justice system are also examined.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English assessment.

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CRM-135 Introduction to Canadian Law & Legal Institutions

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


An introduction to the fundamental principles or jurisprudence and the basic legal institutions of Canada. An examination of the history of Canadian law, the development of the Canadian constitution, the system of Canadian courts, and the roles and responsibilities of members of the legal profession. In addition, an analysis of the nature of legal reasoning, the doctrine of precedent, and the principles of statutory interpretation. Also introduces the fields of contract, torts, administrative law, and family law.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English Assessment.

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CRM-230 Criminal Law

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course offers an intensive introduction to the nature, purpose, sources and basic principles of Canadian criminal law. It will include analysis of what constitutes a crime, the basis of criminal responsibility, and the common defences used in criminal law. Fundamental legal concepts will be highlighted. The course includes a short community practicum designed to help students to apply their developing understanding of criminal law to that which occurs in local area courts.


Prerequisite(s):

  • CRM 135 Minimum Grade C

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CRM-241 Introduction to Corrections

3 Hours lecture, 3 credits


An introduction to the development and operation of correctional systems in Canada. Topics include the history of corrections, contemporary correctional institutions, relationships between inmates and staff, case management and treatment, community-based corrections, and life after prison.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English Assessment.

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CRM-251 Introduction to Policing

3 Hours lecture, 3 credits


An introduction to the history, organization, structure, and operation of contemporary law enforcement agencies in Canada. Topics include the emergence of community policing, crime prevention, the recruitment and training of police officers, and occupational subculture.


Prerequisite(s):

  • CRM 131 Minimum Grade C

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