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Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (AP) – Criminology

Location: S740 Ross Building, Tel.: 416-736-2100, ext. 22760
Program Coordinator: J. Williams, Social Science
Affiliated Faculty: C. Colagouri, A. Glasbeek, A. Lam, A. Pratt, J. Sheptycki, L. Visano, J. Williams

Criminology is an interdisciplinary program which focuses not only on crime and criminal justice, but also on processes of criminalization and social regulation. The programís interdisciplinary approach is reflected, first of all, in complementary relationships with a number of other academic disciplines including anthropology, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, socio-legal studies, and sociology. Students are able to choose courses from these disciplines as part of our extended list requirement. This interdisciplinarity is also evident in the design of the core program courses, each of which draws from a range of disciplines and is devoted to making connections between different areas of study.

All Criminology majors are required to complete a set of core courses at the first and second year level. These introduce students to the fundamentals of criminology including criminological theories, the criminal justice system, and criminological research methods. At the third and fourth year level, students are able to choose from a range of different course options depending on their interests. These range from youth crime, to policing, to gender and crime, to corporate and white-collar crime. Beyond providing students with a thorough grounding in the history and central debates of the field, the program also assists with the development of the critical skills that are essential to continued success in graduate and professional school as well as employment in the public and private sector.

Please note: AP/SOSC/CRIM 1650 6.00 Introduction to Criminology is restricted to criminology majors only.