My students to leave my courses with more freedom than they had when they began –
the essence of an undergraduate education. Each one has the information they
need to freely form an educated opinion – to speak their mind or pursue
their passion armed with the knowledge and skills necessary to move
forward without looking back. In my introductory classroom, the student finds a
safe space in which to explore the facts and the realities of our society.
In my upper-level courses, I strive to complete my portion of the students’ educational careers by empowering them to act as teachers, researchers, mentors, educators, and citizens while giving them the freedom to become social scientists themselves.
This course explores theories and research in crime causation, the nature and extent of crime, and policy responses. It is a comprehensive introduction to the field of criminology, and a primer to further learning. Sociological perspectives are key, but not exclusively treated.
Study of the correctional institution including the impact of prison on inmates, the prison subculture, prison architecture, and administration, special institutions, and the assessment of education, occupational, recreational, and treatment programs.
This course examines how gender intersects with law and crime. It focuses on the importance of taking gender into consideration in understanding offending and victimization, the development and impacts of legislation, and the work of criminal justice systems.
This course provides an in-depth study of the process of policy formation, development, and implementation in the area of crime and criminal justice broadly defined.
Canadian criminal justice systems may be understood as driven by four different official policy directions: rehabilitation, protection, retribution, and deterrence. Here we explore the role of these four directions in five different facets of criminal justice policy: 1. Juvenile justice, 2. Gender justice, 3. Migrant justice, 4. Indigenous justice, and 5. Animal justice.
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