Criminology

Explore the dynamics of victims, criminals and the crimes they commit and how we as a society are positioned to react.

Our major and minor in criminology are open to all full-time and part-time students from any academic field.

Academic Advisor

Dr. Anas Karzai

Telephone: 705.675.1151 ext 6713

Email: akarzai@laurentian.ca

Office: Sociologie Arts

How to Apply
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Program Language: English

Ontario High School Applicants

1 grade 12 English U/M course

5 other grade 12 U/M courses 

A minimum overall average of 70% in the 6 best grade 12 U/M courses


Additional information for applicants who have completed Advanced Placement courses.

Additional information for applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate.

 

Applicants from outside an Ontario High School 

International Students

Canadian High School Applicants from outside Ontario

Applicants from Colleges

Applicants from other Universities

Mature Students

For Current Students

The degree options listed below are for the upcoming academic year, not the current academic year. If you are a current student looking for which courses to take in order to complete your degree options from a previous academic year's curriculum, please consult with an academic advisor.


Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Criminology

Students must follow these regulations in order to meet graduation requirements for the BA or B.Sc.

Total 120 credits

 

Major in Criminology 

a) Required Courses - 15 credits

SOCI 1015E     Understanding Society *
SOCI 2067E     Institutions of the Criminal Justice System
SOCI 2127E     Research Methods and Data Analysis *
SOCI 2816E     Theories in Criminology

b) A minimum of 9 credits of the following (at least 6 credits at the 3000/4000 level):
SOCI 2066E     Explanations of Crime
SOCI 2806E     Crime and Culture
SOCI 2826E     Crime and Media
SOCI 3086E     Sociology of Law

SOCI 3106E     Crime, Illness and Disability
SOCI 3826E     Indigenous People, Minorities, and the Criminal Justice System
SOCI 3836E     Poverty and Criminal Justice System
SOCI 3906E     Special Topics in Criminology I
SOCI 3907E     Special Topics in Criminology II
SOCI 4836E     Crime, Punishment and Modernity
SOCI 4846E     State Corporate Crime 

c) A maximum of 18 credits from the following approved course list:
HIST 3476E     Crime and Punishment in England, 1500-1900
INDG 3116E     Indigenous People and the Criminal Justice System
JURI 3206E     Introduction to Criminal Law and Procedure
JURI 3216E     Themes in Criminal Law
JURI 3246E     Women in Conflict with the Law
PHIL 2525E     Contemporary Moral Issues
PSYC 4026E     Forensic Psychology
RLST 2216E     Religion and Violence
RLST 2316E     Cults and New Religious Movements
SOCI 2007E     The Adolescent and Society
SOCI 2506E     Social Problems
SOCI 2656E     Social Inequality: Gender, Race, Class and Power
SOCI 4826E     The Sociology of Youth
WGSX 2406E     Violence against Women
WGSX 3407E     The Gendered Construction of Violence

* Minimum grade of C (60%) required

  • The total of 42 credits must include a minimum of 6 credits of courses at the 4000-level.
  • Students must complete a minimum of a minor (24 credits) or a second major (42 credits) from among their elective credits. Students may not choose Classical Studies as their second discipline.
  • For a double major in Sociology and Criminology students must take 9 SOCI credits to replace SOCI 1015 and SOCI 2127. Courses cannot be double counted between the two Majors.
  • Students must include 6 credits in linguistic awareness, 6 credits of Indigenous content, and 6 credits in the Sciences if not part of the other minor or second major. Eligible courses are available at the 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 levels and students should take them at the appropriate time in their studies.
     

 

Bachelor of Arts (General) in Criminology

Students must follow these regulations in order to meet graduation requirements for the BA or B.Sc.

Total 90 credits

 

Concentration in Criminology

All students entering a BA program as of September 2017 are required to take 6 credits each of linguistic awareness, scientific literacy and indigenous content as per the regulations. Eligible courses are available at the 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 levels and students should take them at the appropriate time in their studies. Courses fulfilling these requirements may be taken as electives or as part of a minor, concentration, major or specialization. 

Required courses - 15 credits:

SOCI 1015E     Understanding Society*

SOCI 2067E     Institutions of the Criminal Justice System

SOCI 2127E     Research Methods and Data Analysis
SOCI 2816E     Theories in Criminology

b) A minimum of 6 credits of the following:
SOCI 2066E     Explanations of Crime
SOCI 2806E     Crime and Culture
SOCI 2826E     Crime and Media

SOCI 3086E     Sociology of Law

SOCI 3106E     Crime, Illness and Disability

SOCI 3826E     Indigenous People, Minorities, and the Criminal Justice System
SOCI 3836E     Poverty and Criminal Justice System
SOCI 3906E     Special Topics in Criminology I
SOCI 3907E     Special Topics in Criminology II
SOCI 4846E     State Corporate Crime  
SOCI 4836E     Crime, Punishment and Modernity

c) A maximum of 15 credits from the following approved course list:
HIST 3476E     Crime and Punishment in England, 1500-1900
INDG 3116E     Indigenous People and the Criminal Justice System
JURI 3206E     Introduction to Criminal Law and Procedure
JURI 3216E     Themes in Criminal Law
JURI 3246E     Women in Conflict with the Law  
PHIL 2525E     Contemporary Moral Issues
PSYC 4026E     Forensic Psychology
RLST 2216E     Religion and Violence
RLST 2316E     Cults and New Religious Movements
SOCI 2007E     The Adolescent and Society
SOCI 2506E     Social Problems
SOCI 2656E     Social Inequality: Gender, Race, Class and Power
SOCI 4826E     The Sociology of Youth
WGSX 2406E     Violence against Women
WGSX 3407E     The Gendered Construction of Violence

The total of 36 credits must include a minimum of 6 credits of courses at the 3000/4000 level.

Note: For a double concentration in Sociology and Criminology, students must take 9 SOCI credits to replace SOCI 1015 and SOCI 2127. Courses cannot be double counted between the two concentrations.

* Minimum grade of C (60%) required

 

Minor in Criminology  (ALSO OFFERED ONLINE)

a) Required Credits:

SOCI 2816E     Theories of Criminology 

b) A minimum of 6 credits of the following:

SOCI 2066E     Explanations of Crime OR SOCI 2086F Crimes et peines I: explication du crime
SOCI 2067E     Institutions of the Criminal Justice System  OR SOCI 2087F Crimes et peines II: police, cours, prisons et réhabilitation
SOCI 2806E     Crime and Culture
SOCI 2826E     Crime and Media
SOCI 3086E     Sociology of Law

SOCI 3106E     Crime, Illness and Disability
SOCI 3826E     Indigenous People, Minorities, and the Criminal Justice System
SOCI 3836E     Poverty and Criminal Justice System
SOCI 3906E     Special Topics I
SOCI 3907E     Special Topics II
SOCI 4836E     Crime, Punishment and Modernity
SOCI 4846E     State Corporate Crime
SOCI 4306F     Sociologie du droit autochtone
 

c) A maximum of 15 credits from the following approved course list:

BESO 3806     L’enfant maltraité et négligé
BESO 3806     Violences faites aux femmes
HIST 3476E     Crime and Punishment in England, 1500-1900
INDG 3116E     Indigenous People and the Criminal Justice System
JURI 3206E     Introduction to Criminal Law and Procedure
JURI 3216E     Themes in Criminal Law
JURI 3246E     Women in Conflict with the Law    
PHIL 2525E     Contemporary Moral Issues OR PHIL 2525F Problèmes éthiques contemporains
PSYC 4026     Forensic Psychology
RLST 2216E     Religion and Violence
RLST 2316E     Cults and New Religious Movements
SOCI 2007E     The Adolescent and Society
SOCI 2506E     Social Problems  OR SOCI 2506F Problèmes sociaux
SOCI 2656E     Social Inequality: Gender, Race, Class and Power
SOCI 4826E     The Sociology of Youth
WGSX 2406E     Violence against Women
WGSX 3407E     The Gendered Construction of Violence

NOTE: At least 6 credits should be at the 3000/4000 level.

You may also view the Sociology program course list by clicking on this link https://laurentian.ca/program/sociology

Year:

SOCI-1015EL - Understanding Society SOCI-2066EL - Explanations of Crime SOCI-2067EL - Institutions of the Criminal Justice System SOCI-2127EL - Research Methods and Data Analysis SOCI-2806EL - Crime and Culture SOCI-2816EL - Theories in Criminology SOCI-2826EL - Crime and Media
SOCI-3106EL - Crime, Illness and Disability SOCI-3826EL - Indigenous People, Minorities, and the Criminal Justice System SOCI-3836EL - Poverty and the Criminal Justice System SOCI-3906EL - Selected Topics I SOCI-3907EL - Selected Topics II SOCI-4836EL - Crime, Punishment and Modernity SOCI-4846EL - State-Corporate Crime

Established / Seniority Sessional Roster

Robert Beckett, M.A.

Dana Cudney, M.A.

Moira Ferguson, Ph.D.

Kate Tilleczek, Ph.D.

You may also view the Sociology Program's Faculty Members by clicking on this link https://laurentian.ca/program/sociology

 

Anas Karzai

Anas Karzai

Department of Sociology