This course is an overview of the basic concepts, theories and methodologies in criminal justice and criminology. It will outline the steps that offenders take through the Canadian Criminal Justice System, from first report to final arrest, and through to court proceedings. It will focus on the role of public safety officials, including crime and intelligence analysts in the Canadian Criminal Justice System. Students will examine the core concepts, basic data sources and general research findings in the field of criminology, with particular attention to the Canadian environment. Students will focus on the theories and practice that underlie environmental criminology, and examine the application of theory to practical situations that face modern law enforcement. The course reviews all forms of criminal activity, such as organized crime, white collar crime, political crime and environmental crime. It explains the methods of operation, the effects on society, and how various theories account for criminal behavior. Pre- and post-course learning activities will be provided to support the learning outcomes.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2007
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