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Upper Level Courses: 2000-Level

Criminal Justice


CJ-2100 Foundations of Criminal Justice:
This course examines the academic foundations of the interdisciplinary study of criminal justice. It explores political, philosophical, legal, social, and methodological foundations of the field. The course provides a base for more advanced third year work. Prerequisite: CJ-1101/6.
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CJ-2101 Criminal Justice Research Methods:
A study of the principles, data sources and research methods appropriate for criminal justice research. Topics include research design, sampling scaling, questionnaire construction, survey research and qualitative methodology. Prerequisite: CJ-1101/6.
Note:
There is a lab component to this course, CJ-2101L - Research Methods - Lab   
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CJ-2120 Policing in Canada:
This course examines the historical development of policing in Canada, as well as the organization and operation of contemporary Canadian policing. Key areas of focus include the Charter of Rights and freedoms and police powers, the use of force, accountability, corruption, police administration and the political dimension of police work. Prerequisite: CJ-1101/6. Restriction: Must have declared major in Criminal Justice or Sociology or permission of the Instructor.
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CJ-2125 Victimology:
This course focuses on the dynamics of victimization in society and its consequences. Major theoretical perspectives on victimization patterns are examined, addressing issues of gender, race and class, and social institutions such as the family, school, and the criminal justice system. Students will become familiar with sociodemographic profiles of crime victims. Victim's rights, effects of victimization (including revictimization in the media), and victims attitudes towards the justice system will also be discussed. Prerequisiste: CJ-1101/6. Restrictions: Students who have completed the former CJ-3125/3 or SOC-3125/3 cannot take this for additional credit.
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CJ-2130 Criminal Law:
This course introduces students to the nature, purpose, scope, sources and basic principles of the criminal law. The course covers certain fundamental legal concepts such as mens rea, negligence and strict liability, and the analysis of the concept of criminal responsibility in Canada. Students engage in a critical examination of the legislative policies expressed in the Criminal Code, as well as an examination of the legal principles relating to certain specific crimes and to certain major defences. The course also considers the impact of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms on the criminal law. Prerequisite: CJ-1101/6. Restriction: Must have declared major in Criminal Justice or Sociology, or permission of the Instructor.
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CJ-2203 Institutional Corrections:
This course offers an introduction to the theories of punishment and the rise of incarceration in the Western world during the 19th and 20th century. Specific attention is given to the use of correctional institutions in Canada, and current programs and practices. Prerequisite: CJ-1101/6. Restriction: Must have declared major in Criminal Justice or Sociology, or permission of the Instructor.
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CJ-2204 Community Corrections:
This course focuses on theories of community and the use of community based interventions in the Western world. Specific attention is given to community based correctional programs in Canada and current practices in probation, parole and conditional sentencing.
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