CIA430 - Criminology: Theories and Typologies

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Subject Title
Criminology: Theories and Typologies

Subject Description
This course focuses on classical and contemporary criminological theories to explain and predict criminal behaviour in society. Students explore the assumptions, policy implications, and validity of criminological theories within a social and criminological context. The course focuses on how crime theories, government criminal justice policies, and Supreme Court of Canada rulings impact and inform the overall response to crime.

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


  1. Examine how public order crimes impact criminal law and its process.
  2. Differentiate between white-collar, corporate, and organized crime to address crime prevention.
  3. Debate crime causation within social and biological deterministic perspectives.
  4. Discuss property crimes and their impact on society and the individual.
  5. Explain the effects of violent crime on society and the individual.

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