Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2010/2011
Canadian Excellence

Criminology Program

Program Co-ordinator - Criminology: Lauren Eisler, PhD, (519) 756-8228, ext. 5746, leisler@wlu.ca

The Honours Criminology BA program and minor, and CC courses are only available at the Brantford Campus.

The Brantford Campus has developed a broad, comprehensive Honours BA Criminology program, which will suit students who wish to use criminology as a basis for a variety of different career paths. Especially as students combine criminology with the contemporary studies program, they will emerge with solid critical thinking, communication and writing skills, and with significant credentials for advanced careers in criminology in Canada and beyond.

The certificate and diploma in criminology provides academic training to professionals and mature students working in the field of criminal justice, thus allowing them to improve their effectiveness on the job. The curriculum is not designed to satisfy specific employment credentials, but encourages those engaged in the administration of justice to critically evaluate and consider the increasingly complex challenges of our criminal justice system. The required courses and electives afford students with an opportunity to develop skills in logical thinking and critical analysis. These programs encourage professional development for individuals with at least one year of related formal work experience.

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CC Course Notes

The following CC courses are only available at the Brantford Campus.

Course Offerings
Course # Title Credits
CC100 Introduction to Criminology 0.5
CC200 Youth Justice 0.5
CC201 Criminology and Contemporary Issues [1] 0.5
CC202 Multiple Murder 0.5
CC203 Women, Law and Crime [2] 0.5
CC204 Aboriginal Peoples and the Law [3] 0.5
CC205 Gangsters, Goodfellas and Wiseguys: North American Perspectives of Organized Crime [4] 0.5
CC209 Terrorism [5] 0.5
CC210 Psychology of Crime 0.5
CC211 Restorative Justice 0.5
CC212 White Collar Crime 0.5
CC215 Murder in Canada [6] 0.5
CC233 Introduction to Social Science Research Methods [7] 0.5
CC300 Theories of Crime 0.5
CC301 Law, Morality and Punishment [8] 0.5
CC302 Crime and the Justice System [9] 0.5
CC303 Victimology 0.5
CC304 Not in My Family: Alcoholism, Drug Abuse and Domestic Violence [10] 0.5
CC305 Police and Society 0.5
CC306 Global Justice 0.5
CC307 Forensic Investigation 0.5
CC308 Corporate Deviance and Crime 0.5
CC309 Criminal Investigation and Technology 0.5
CC311 Crime, Media and the Law [11] 0.5
CC312 Madness, Pollution and Crime [12] 0.5
CC313 Mean Justice: Criminal Injustice, Ethics & Rights [13] 0.5
CC314 Offender Rehabilitation 0.5
CC315 Evaluation Research [14] 0.5
CC316 Organized Crime: International Perspectives [15] 0.5
CC318 Comparative Criminal Justice 0.5
CC319 Crime Prevention [16] 0.5
CC325 Crimes Against Humanity [17] 0.5
CC326 Transitional Justice [18] 0.5
CC400 Advanced Criminological Theory 0.5
CC401 Deviance and Diversity 0.5
CC402 Jurisprudence [19] 1.0
CC404 Penology 0.5
CC405 Special Topics in Criminology 0.5
CC410 Directed Studies 0.5
CC420 Advanced Directed Studies in Criminology 1.0

Senate/Editorial Changes

  1. Senate Revision March 4, 2010: CC201 Cross-listed with CT201; effective September 1, 2010.

  2. Senate Revision March 4, 2010: CC203 Cross-listed as LY203; effective September 1, 2010.

  3. Senate Revision March 4, 2010: CC204 Cross-listed with LY204; effective September 1, 2010.

  4. Senate Revision May 12, 2010: CC205 Title and description revised; effective September 1, 2010.

  5. Senate Revision January 19, 2010: CC209 New course; effective September 1, 2010.

  6. Senate Addition May 12, 2010: CC215 New course; effective September 1, 2010.

  7. Senate Revision May 12, 2010: CC233 Cross-listed with OL233; effective September 1, 2010.

  8. Senate Revision March 4, 2010: CC301 Cross-listed with CT301; effective September 1, 2010.

  9. Senate Revision March 4, 2010: CC302 Cross-listed with LY302; effective September 1, 2010.

  10. Senate Revision March 4, 2010: HS304 Cross-listed with CC304; effective September 1, 2010.
    Senate Revision May 26, 2010
    : CC304 Cross-listing removed from HS304; effective September 1, 2010.

  11. Senate Revision March 4, 2010: CC311 Cross-listed with MX311; effective September 1, 2010.

  12. Senate Revision March 4, 2010: CC312 Cross-listed with HS312; effective September 1, 2010.

  13. Senate Revision January 19, 2010: CC313 Prerequisite CT260 cross-listed with HR260; effective September 1, 2010.

    Senate Revision March 4, 2010: CC313 Cross-listed with HR313 and LY313; effective September 1, 2010.

  14. Senate Revisions March 4, 2010: CC315 Cross-listed with CT315 and OL315; effective September 1, 2010.

  15. Senate Addition May 12, 2010: CC316 New course; effective September 1, 2010.

  16. Senate Addition May 12, 2010: CC319 New course; effective September 1, 2010.

  17. Senate Revision March 4, 2010: CC325 Cross-listed with HR325; effective September 1, 2010.

  18. Senate Revision March 4, 2010: CC326 Cross-listed with HR326; effective September 1, 2010.

  19. Senate Revision March 4, 2010: CC402 Cross-listed with LY402; effective September 1, 2010.