CIA130 - Introduction to Criminology

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Subject Title
Introduction to Criminology

Subject Description
This course introduces students to criminological theories and explanations for criminal and deviant behaviour through sociological, biological and psychological perspectives. The reality of crime in Canada, including victimology, is examined through crime statistics in correlation to criminal behaviour perspectives. The impact of theory on the development and effectiveness of public safety is discussed with an emphasis on future trends.  The course also offers an in-depth understanding of criminology as a scientific method of studying crime and criminals.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Discuss the social and political influences of crime on the typologies of crime.
  2. Evaluate crime trends, patterns, and typologies in crime data.
  3. Describe the impact of social correlates of crime, sex, age, region, race, and social class, in the distribution of crime in Canada.
  4. Define the major theoretical perspectives on crime and criminality.
  5. Analyse crime causation theories through historic and contemporary reactions to crime.
  6. Explain how social institutions reduce crime through prevention strategies.
  7. Analyze criminal behaviour by applying criminological perspectives.

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Discrimination/Harassment
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.