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School of Criminology | Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Simon Fraser University Calendar | Summer 2019

Criminology General

Certificate

This certificate is primarily directed toward undergraduates and criminal justice professionals, but is open to all. Those who hold a bachelor’s degree (in any field of study) should refer to the post baccalaureate diploma in criminology.

This certificate is not designed to satisfy specific employment credentials. Rather, the general certificate provides a basic theoretical and descriptive criminology foundation.

Certificate program courses are offered through the Centre for Distance Education to assist students to understand the complexities of illegal behaviors, as well as society’s reactions.

Units applied toward a certificate may not be applied toward any other Simon Fraser University certificate or diploma, but may be applied toward major program or minor program requirements, or toward a bachelor’s degree under the normal regulations governing those programs.

Admission Requirements

Students are eligible to apply for entry to the Criminology General Certificate program if:

  • they have been admitted to Simon Fraser University (or are in the process of being admitted); and
  • they have completed and received grades for ONE of the following courses, with a final grade of C- or better:
    • CRIM 101-3 Introductory to Criminology
    • CRIM 131-3 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System - A Total System Approach
    • CRIM 135-3 Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions: A Criminal Justice Perspective
    • CRIM 220-3 Research Methods in Criminology
    • CRIM 230-3 Criminal Law

Admission, Program Declaration, and Continuation

Applicants must meet university undergraduate admission deadlines as shown in this Calendar. Application forms and official documents must be submitted to Student Services. In addition to applying for University admission, students apply in writing to the School of Criminology's advisor for certificate program declaration.

To continue in the program, students must maintain a 2.25 cumulative grade point average (CGPA)*. Students whose CGPA falls below 2.25 cannot enrol in any upper division CRIM courses.

*transfer students who meet the Criminology program declaration requirements upon admission to SFU may use their admission CGPA for declaration purposes

Program Requirements

Students complete:

One of:

CRIM 103 - Psychological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior (3)

An introduction to, and critical examination of, biogenetic, psychiatric, and psychological explanations of criminal and deviant behavior. Special attention will be given to the hypothesized links between criminality and genetics, physiology, the endocrine system, mental disorders, personality, moral development, and other forms of social learning. Prerequisite: PSYC 100 and 102 are recommended. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Jodie Warren
Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
D101
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D102
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D103
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D104
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D105
Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D106
Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
CRIM 104 - Sociological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior (3)

A survey of some major sociological perspectives on crime and deviance that will include both mainstream and critical theories. These will include: anomie, neutralization, control, group conflict, sub-cultural, ecological, functionalist and critical theories. Critical analysis of the assumptions upon which each theory is based. Examination of the similarities and differences between/among the various explanations. Prerequisite: SA 150 is recommended. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Carlos Ponce
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10041, Burnaby
D101
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D102
Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D103
We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D104
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D105
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D106
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D900 Sarah Yercich
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3310, Surrey
D901
Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SUR 3150, Surrey
D902
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SUR 3150, Surrey
D903
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SUR 3150, Surrey
D904
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 3150, Surrey
D906
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3150, Surrey

Plus all of:

CRIM 101 - Introduction to Criminology (3)

Topics will include: examination of different terms and concepts commonly used in criminology, such as crime, delinquency, deviance, criminal, victim, rehabilitation and treatment. Criminology as a body of knowledge and as a profession. Position and subject matter of criminology. Relationship between criminology and other academic disciplines. Specificity of criminology. Relationship between theory and practice. History and evolution of criminological thought. Elements of continuity and discontinuity between classical and modern theories of criminality. Levels of explanations in criminology. Practical applications of criminology. The foundations of a modern criminal policy. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Val Spicer
Mo 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10041, Burnaby
D101
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D102
Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D103
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D104
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D105
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D106
Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D107
Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D108
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D109
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D110
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
CRIM 131 - Introduction to the Criminal Justice System - A Total System Approach (3)

Introductory analysis of the structure and operation of the Canadian criminal justice system. Examination of the patterns of crime and victimization; police operations, discretion and decision making; the criminal courts, including sentencing; the corrections system, including correctional institutions and community-based models; the youth justice system. Patterns of contact and conflict between various social groups and the criminal justice system. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D900 Sarah Yercich
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 3090, Surrey
D901
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3200, Surrey
D902
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 2750, Surrey
D903
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3200, Surrey
D905
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 2750, Surrey
CRIM 135 - Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions: A Criminal Justice Perspective (3)

A general introduction to the fundamental and competing principles of jurisprudence and to the basic legal institutions of Canada. Prepares students for those law and law related courses offered within the School of Criminology and will consider the history of Canadian law, the development of the Canadian constitution, the system of Canadian courts and the roles and responsibilities of members of the legal profession. In addition, the course will consider the nature of legal reasoning, the doctrine of precedent, principles of statutory interpretation and will also introduce the fields of contract, torts, administrative law, and family law. Also examines the process of law reform in Canada. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D900 Persia Sayyari
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3090, Surrey
D901
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3150, Surrey
D902
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3150, Surrey
D903
Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 3150, Surrey
D904
Mo 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SUR 3150, Surrey
CRIM 220 - Research Methods in Criminology (3)

An introduction to criminological research that is intended to develop the student's research and analytical skills. Specifically, the course will focus on the theory of inquiry, the logic, and structure of criminological inquiry, research design, data gathering, analysis and reporting. Prerequisite: Any 100 division CRIM course is recommended. Students with credit for CRIM 120 may not take CRIM 220 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Sessional
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 8100, Burnaby
D101
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D102
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D103
Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D104
Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
J100 Sessional
Th 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SUR 5100, Surrey
CRIM 230 - Criminal Law (3)

Nature, purpose, scope, sources and basic principles of the criminal law. Study of certain fundamental legal concepts such as mens rea, negligence and strict liability. Analysis of the concept of criminal responsibility in Canada. Critical examination of the legislative policies expressed in the Criminal Code. Study of the basic elements of a criminal offence. Examination of the legal principles relating to certain specific crimes and to certain major defences. Impact of Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms on the criminal law. Prerequisite: CRIM 135.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Iryna Ponomareko
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 8100, Burnaby
D101
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D102
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D103
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D104
Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby

Plus two of:

Any PHIL 100 or 200 division course

POL 151 - Justice and Law (3)

The development of laws and their application to the citizen and social groups. Special consideration will be given to civil liberties. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Stewart Prest
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
D101
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D102
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D103
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D104
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2220, Burnaby
D900 Graeme Bowbrick
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 3280, Surrey
PSYC 100 - Introduction to Psychology I (3)

Acquaints the student with the major issues in contemporary psychology and considers the historical antecedents. Special attention is given to questions of methodology and research design in psychology. Topics in physiological psychology, perception, learning and motivation are considered. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 George Alder
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
PSYC 102 - Introduction to Psychology II (3)

Acquaints the student with major issues in contemporary psychology and considers their historical antecedents. Topics in learning, cognition, social psychology and abnormal psychology are considered. Recommended: PSYC 100 is recommended but not required. Breadth-Social Sciences.

SA 150 - Introduction to Sociology (S) (4)

Explores how sociologists study, describe, and explain social life. Introduces the sociological perspective and applies it to fundamental social process and everyday issues. As we consider phenomena ranging from interactions among individuals to societal and global inequalities, students critically examine social issues to build their understanding of the world. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Suzanna Crage
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D102
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D103
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D104
Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D105
Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D106
Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D107
Mo 6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D108
Mo 6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
STAT 203 - Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences (3)

Descriptive and inferential statistics aimed at students in the social sciences. Scales of measurement. Descriptive statistics. Measures of association. Hypothesis tests and confidence intervals. Students in Sociology and Anthropology are expected to take SA 255 before this course. Intended to be particularly accessible to students who are not specializing in Statistics. Prerequisite: Recommended: 30 units including a research methods course such as SA 255, CRIM 220, POL 200, or equivalent. Students cannot obtain credit for STAT 203 if they already have credit for - or are taking concurrently - STAT 101, 201, 205, 285, or any upper division STAT course. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
E100 Gamage Perera
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 3005, Burnaby
AQ 3005, Burnaby
OP01
TBD
or STAT 205 - Introduction to Statistics (3)

The collection, description, analysis and summary of data, including the concepts of frequency distribution, parameter estimation and hypothesis testing. Intended to be particularly accessible to students who are not specializing in Statistics. Prerequisite: Recommended: 30 units. Students cannot obtain credit for STAT 205 if they already have credit for - or are taking concurrently - STAT 101, 201, 203, 285, or any upper division STAT course. Quantitative.

Upper Division Course Access

Students with a minimum 2.25 CGPA are eligible to enrol in upper division Criminology courses upon successful completion of 60 units and Certificate declaration. Students pursuing the Certificate independent of a degree program will be eligible to access these courses without completion of 60 units; in these cases, completion of lower division prerequisite courses may be required.

Graduation Requirements

Students must obtain a minimum grade of C- in all required courses. For graduation, students must obtain a minimum 2.25 CGPA, 2.25 UDGPA, 2.25 Criminology program CGPA, and 2.25 Criminology program UDGPA.