BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

CRIM-101 - Introduction to Criminology - 3.00 Credits

CRIM-101 - Introduction to Criminology - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course provides a general overview of criminology. It explores the history and evolution of criminological theories and reviews criminological concepts: crime, delinquency, deviance, victim, offender, rehabilitation, and treatment. The course also addresses the relationship between theory and practice, the interdisciplinary nature of criminology, and the application of criminology with a focus on Aboriginal peoples of Canada.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Associate of Arts Degree- Criminology - Year 1
  • Aboriginal Leadership in the Justice System Certificate - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : ENGL 060, or English 12 or English Studies 12 and/or English First Peoples 12
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week.
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • define key terms and concepts used in Criminology;

  • describe the interdisciplinary nature of Criminology;

  • compare and contrast the sociological, biological and psychological explanations of crime;

  • describe the history and evolution of classical & modern criminological theories;

  • critique the implications of criminological theories and how they traditionally apply to Aboriginal peoples of Canada;

  • describe the nature, causes and patterns of crime and victimization in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities of Canada; and

  • discuss Canadian social responses to crime and penal philosophies.

  • Introductory penal philosophies.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Sacco & Kennedy. The Criminal Event, 3rd edition. Toronto, ON: Nelson, 2002.

  • Jacoby. Classics of Criminology, 3rd edition. Prospect Heights, Illinois: Waveland Press, 2xxx.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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