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School of Criminology | Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 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 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 Jennifer Wong
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101 Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D102 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D103 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D104 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D105 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D106 Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D107 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D108 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D109 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D110 Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5029, 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 Stephanie Wiley
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3003, Burnaby
D101 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D102 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D103 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D104 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D105 Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D900 Dawn Rault
Mo 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SRYC 2600, Surrey
D901 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYC 2710, Surrey
D902 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2710, Surrey
D903 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2710, Surrey
D904 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 2710, Surrey
D905 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D906 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D907 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D908 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 3010, 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 Bryan Kinney
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D102 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D103 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D104 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D105 We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D106 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D107 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D108 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D109 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D110 We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D111 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D112 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D113 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D114 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D115 We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D116 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D117 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D118 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D119 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D120 We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SWH 10075, 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 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYC 5320, Surrey
D906 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 5320, Surrey
D907 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 5320, Surrey
D908 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 5320, 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 Nikolay Shchitov
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D102 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D103 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D104 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D105 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D106 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D107 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D108 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D109 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D110 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D111 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D900 Danielle Murdoch
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2600, Surrey
D901 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2990, Surrey
D902 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 2990, Surrey
D903 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 2990, Surrey
D904 Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 2990, Surrey
D905 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2995, Surrey
D906 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 2995, Surrey
D907 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 2995, Surrey
D908 Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 2995, 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 Day/Time Location
OL01 Distance Education
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 Zachary Rowan
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3159, Burnaby
D101 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D102 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D103 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D104 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D105 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
OL01 Distance Education
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
D100 Helene Love
Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 3149, 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 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D105 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
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 Clare McGovern
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D101 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D102 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D103 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D104 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D105 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2268, Burnaby
D106 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D107 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D900 Michael Laurence
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 5240, Surrey
D901 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 5320, Surrey
D902 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 3290, Surrey
D903 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 5320, 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 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Russell Day
Mo, We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
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
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D101 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D102 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D103 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D104 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D105 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D106 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D107 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D108 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
D109 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D110 Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D111 Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D112 Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D113 Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D114 Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D115 Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D900 Agnes MacDonald
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2600, Surrey
D901 Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 2990, Surrey
D902 Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 2995, Surrey
D903 Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 2990, Surrey
D904 Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 2995, Surrey
D905 Mo 6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SRYC 2990, Surrey
D906 Mo 6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SRYC 2995, 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
D100 Gamage Perera
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
WMC 3520, Burnaby
OL01 Tim Swartz
TBD
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.