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School of Criminology | Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2023

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 Suzanna Michener
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D102 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 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
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D107 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D108 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D109 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
D110 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D111 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D112 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D113 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D114 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D115 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 5125, 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
D100 Richard Konarski
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D102 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D103 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D104 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D105 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D106 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D107 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D108 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D109 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D110 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D900 Dawn Rault
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SRYC 2600, Surrey
D901 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D902 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D903 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D904 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D905 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D906 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 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
D100 Bryan Kinney
Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D102 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D103 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D104 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D105 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D106 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D107 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D108 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D109 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D110 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D111 Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D112 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2202, Burnaby
D113 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2202, Burnaby
D114 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D115 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D116 Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D117 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D118 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D119 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D120 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D900 Kelsey Gushue
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2600, 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 2995, Surrey
D907 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 2995, Surrey
D910 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 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 Kaitlin Fredericks
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D101 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D102 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D103 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D104 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D105 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D106 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D107 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D108 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D109 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D110 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 10031, Burnaby
E100 Nikolay Shchitov
Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SWH 10041, Burnaby
E101 Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
E102 Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
E103 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
E104 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
E105 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
E106 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5004, 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
D900 Graeme Bowbrick
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3090, Surrey
D901 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3170, Surrey
D902 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
,
D903 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
,
D904 Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
,
D905 Fr 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
,
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
Mo 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D102 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D103 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D104 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D105 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D106 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D107 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D108 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D109 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D110 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
OL01 Shannon Linning
TBD
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
E100 Camia Weaver
Camia Weaver
We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
E101 We 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
E102 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
E103 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
E104 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
E105 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
E106 Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
E107 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
E108 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
E109 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
E110 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10304, 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
D200 Brian Thomas
Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
D201 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2268, Burnaby
D202 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D203 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D204 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D205 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D800 Brian Thomas
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3090, Surrey
D801 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D802 Mo 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 3010, 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 Sherrie Atwood
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D900 Sherrie Atwood
Th 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, We 3:30 PM – 4:50 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D900 Iris Gordon
Tu 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 Rebecca Lennox
Mo 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D101 Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D102 Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D103 Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D104 Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D105 Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D106 Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D107 Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D108 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D109 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D110 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D111 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D112 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D113 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D114 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D115 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D900 Maureen Kihika
Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SRYC 2600, Surrey
D901 Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D902 Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3040, Surrey
D903 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 5060, Surrey
D904 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3040, Surrey
D905 Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 5060, Surrey
D906 Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 3040, 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 Marie Loughin
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
AQ 3181, Burnaby
OL01 Distance Education
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 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.