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School of Criminology | Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Simon Fraser University Calendar | Fall 2022

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 enroll 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
D100 Maaike Helmus
Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
D101 Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D102 Mo 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D103 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D104 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D105 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D106 Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D107 Mo 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D108 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D109 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D110 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D900 Suzanna Michener
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYE 1002, Surrey
D901 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D902 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D903 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D904 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D905 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D906 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2990, Surrey
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
D100 Dawn Rault
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D102 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D103 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D104 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D105 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D106 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D107 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D108 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D109 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D110 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5006, Burnaby

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
D100 Bryan Kinney
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D102 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D103 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D104 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D105 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D106 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D107 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D108 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D109 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D110 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D111 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D112 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D113 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D114 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D115 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D116 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D117 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D118 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D119 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D120 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D900 Zachary Rowan
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SRYC 2600, Surrey
D901 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYC 2990, Surrey
D902 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2990, Surrey
D903 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2990, Surrey
D904 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 2990, Surrey
D905 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 2990, Surrey
D906 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYC 2995, Surrey
D907 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2995, Surrey
D908 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2995, Surrey
D909 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 2995, Surrey
D910 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 2995, Surrey
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
D100 Dawn Rault
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D102 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D103 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10061, Burnaby
D104 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D105 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
EDB 9651, Burnaby
D106 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D107 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D108 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D109 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D110 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
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
D100 Graeme Bowbrick
Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D102 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D103 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D104 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
D105 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D106 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D107 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D108 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D109 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D110 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
EDB 9651, Burnaby
D111 Mo 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
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
D100 Rylan Simpson
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D101 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D102 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D103 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D104 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D105 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D106 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D107 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D108 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D109 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D110 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
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 Day/Time Location
OL01 Distance Education

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 Michael Laurence
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D102 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D103 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D104 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D105 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3255, Burnaby
D106 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D107 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
D108 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D109 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D900 Brian Thomas
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 5240, Surrey
D901 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3260, Surrey
D902 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3150, Surrey
D903 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 3260, Surrey
D904 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3260, 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 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D200 Sherrie Atwood
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D900 Sherrie Atwood
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 2600, Surrey
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Iris Gordon
Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D900 Iris Gordon
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 2600, Surrey
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
D100 Kyle Willmott
Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D102 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D103 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D104 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D105 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D106 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D107 We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D108 We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D109 We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D110 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D111 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D112 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D113 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
D114 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D115 Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D116 Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D117 Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D900 Maureen Kihika
Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SRYC 2600, Surrey
D901 Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3120, Surrey
D902 Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3150, Surrey
D903 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3120, Surrey
D904 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3150, Surrey
D905 Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 3120, Surrey
D906 Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 3150, Surrey
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 200W, 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
D900 Scott Pai
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYE 1002, Surrey
SRYE 1002, Surrey
OL01 Distance Education
OP09 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 enroll 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.