Jane Lothian

Jane Lothian Title: Instructor III
Office: 3C53
Building: Centennial Hall
Phone: 204.786.9067
Email: j.lothian@uwinnipeg.ca

MA University of Manitoba


Jane Lothian has been a faculty member in the Department of Criminal Justice since 1997. She holds a Master’s degree from the University of Manitoba.  Her thesis involved an exploration of the impact of the decriminalization of status offenders in the 1984 Young Offenders Act. 

Jane spent almost a decade working with children and youth in youth corrections, child welfare, and mental health before moving on to her career in academe. In her last position before her career change she was the Coordinator of the Assessment Unit at Manitoba Adolescent Treatment Centre.  Prior to joining the University of Winnipeg, Jane was a Sessional Instructor in the Sociology Department at the University of Manitoba for 5 years. She is the co-author (with Dr. Rick Linden) of 9 editions of the popular introductory sociology textbook- Sociology in Our Times.  She teaches Introductory Criminal Justice, Interpersonal Violence, Ethics and Youth Justice. 

In 2016 she was awarded the distinguished Clifford J. Robson Award for Excellence in Teaching.


CJ-1101 Intro Criminal Justice

CJ-1002 Intro Criminal Justice

CJ-3205 Ethics in Criminal Justice

CJ-3500 Interpersonal Violence

CJ-4105 Seminar in Youth and the Criminal Justice System