SFU Calendar 2001-2002

Table of Contents : searchable with the Find function of your web browser Course Database or Course Outlines
(opens in new window)
Financial Assistance
Index : searchable with the Find function of your web browser Calendar .pdfs Office of the Registrar / SFU


School of Criminology


2630 Diamond Building, (604) 291-3213 Tel, (604) 291-4140 Fax, www.sfu.ca/criminology

Director

R.M. Gordon BA (Latrobe), MA (S Fraser), PhD (BrCol)

Professor Emeritus

E.A. Fattah LLL (Cairo), MA, PhD (Montr), FRSCan

Professors

N.T. Boyd BA (WOnt), LLB, LLM (Law Soc Upper Canada)

P.J. Brantingham AB, JD (Col), DipCriminol (Camb)

P.L. Brantingham AB (Col), MA (Fordham), MSP, PhD (Florida State)

J. Brockman BA (Sask), MA (Alta), LLB (Calg), LLM (BrCol)

B. Burtch BA (Qu), MA (Tor), PhD (Br Col)

D.E. Chunn BA (Br Col), MA, PhD (Tor)

R.R. Corrado BA (Mich), MA, PhD (Northwestern)

K. Faith BA, PhD (Calif)

R.M. Gordon BA (LaTrobe), MA (S Fraser), PhD (BrCol)

C.T. Griffiths BA, MA, PhD (Montana)

M.A. Jackson BA (Calif), MA, PhD (Tor)

J. Lowman BA (Sheff), MA (York), PhD (Br Col)

R.J. Menzies BA (York), MA, PhD (Tor)

S.N. Verdun-Jones BA, MA (Camb), LLM, JSD (Yale)

Associate Professors

G.S. Anderson BSc (Man), MSc, PhD (S Fraser)

E.O. Boyanowsky BA (WOnt), MS, PhD (Wis)

F.D. Cousineau BA, MA, PhD (Alta)

W.G. Glackman BA (Calif), MA, PhD (S Fraser)

D. Lacombe BA (Sher), MA, PhD (Tor)*

J.A. Osborne LLB (Edin), MA (Tor), LLM (Br Col), Associate Vice-President, Academic

T.S. Palys BA, MA (Manit), PhD (Car)

Assistant Professors

M. Carter BA, LLB, LLM (Sask)

W. Chan BA (Car), MA (Sheff), PhD (Camb)

E. Elliott, BPE (Ott), MSW (Car), PhD (S Fraser)

Adjunct Professors

D. Chappell BA, LLB (Tasmania), PhD (Camb)

W. Diebolt LLB (Br Col)

D. Gustafson BA (Vic, BC), MA (Associated Mennonite Seminaries, Indiana)

D. Eaves MB, ChB (Liverpool), DPM, MRC Psych (Royal College of Physicians)

M. Hessing BA (Denver), MA (Syracuse), PhD (BrCol)

Y. Jiwani BA (Br Col), MA, PhD (S Fraser)

C. Reasons BA (Central Wash), LLB (Br Col), MA (Ohio), PhD (Wash State)

A. Oosthoek BA (York), MA (Car)

K. Rossmo BA (Sask), MA, PhD (S Fraser)

G. Sioui BA, MA, PhD (Laval)

T. Tobin LLB (Calg)

Associate Members

S. Duguid, Humanities

C. Yerbury, Continuing Studies

J. Whatley, Continuing Studies

Advisor

Ms. M. McIlroy, 2644 Diamond Building, 778.782 3645

*joint appointment with sociology and anthropology

Criminology offers courses leading to a bachelor of arts to students interested in a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to criminology.

The study of criminology attempts the unification of all aspects of crime by an interdisciplinary and integrative approach. The curriculum is designed to assist students to acquire an indepth understanding of the complexities of criminal, delinquent, and deviant behavior and of society reaction to crime and deviance. Students concurrently acquire a theoretical and practical knowledge of the criminal justice system and its components, and gain insights into the philosophy, sociology, and present state of criminal law.

A wide range of disciplines including psychology, sociology and anthropology, political science, business administration, economics, philosophy, computing science, and mathematics are integrated with criminology courses into a curriculum which covers the following areas.

Understanding Individuals, Society, the System and the Law

Understanding the individual in society

Understanding human behavior

Understanding the criminal justice system

Understanding criminal behavior

Understanding the law

Understanding specific criminological problems

Learning the Techniques

Research methods and techniques

Techniques of intervention

Techniques of management, administration and planning

Relating theory to practice

Field Work

This interdisciplinary program and the wide variety of criminology courses and other behavioral and social sciences integrated within it, allow students to pursue an interest in a different sector of applied criminology: crime prevention, corrections, criminal law reform and social reform.

Enrolment Limitations

Admission

The school limits admission to the upper division of its major, minor and honors programs. Entry into the major/honors or minor in the School of Criminology will be on the basis of a formal application made to the school by May 15 or by September 15, for admission to upper division effective the following September or January respectively. Students are eligible to apply for entry to the major/honors program after successful completion of 60 credit hours, including the lower division group A and group B required courses. Students are eligible to apply for entry to the minor program after successful completion of 60 credit hours including CRIM 100 or 101 or 102 in addition to CRIM 131 and 135. Students should make application to the school during the semester in which they are completing the above requirements. If completion is to take place during a summer semester, students should make application during the spring, and will be admitted for the fall semester conditional upon successful completion of the requirements in summer.

With the approval of the Office of the Dean of Arts, the School of Criminology will establish a yearly quota - the number of students to be admitted into the major/honors or minor. This quota will be established on the basis of projected available course space and school resources. In advance of each competition, the school will announce the minimum cumulative grade point average below which students will not be considered for admission. The school will receive and review all applications from those eligible for consideration, and in its screening decisions will consider all relevant materials, including cumulative grade point, practical experience, letters of recommendation and other material the student wishes to submit in support of the application.

Continuation in Major, Honors or Minor

To continue as a criminology major or minor, students must maintain a 2.25 CGPA. Students whose CGPA falls below 2.25 will not be allowed to register in any upper division CRIM courses including those offered through distance education. When it is restored to 2.25, students will be readmitted after review and approval of the director of undergraduate programs.

For honors continuance, a CGPA of 3.00 must be maintained. Those with a lower CGPA will not be allowed to register in CRIM 499 and, therefore, cannot be allowed to complete the program.

Appeal Procedure

Applicants denied admission to a criminology major/honors/minor may appeal in writing to the school's director. If that appeal results in a negative decision, a written appeal to the dean of the Faculty of Arts may be submitted. Appeals will be granted only in very exceptional circumstances.

Registration Priority

Registration priority for limited enrolment upper division seminar courses in the school will be established on the basis of cumulative GPA.

Transfer Students

Students transferring to Simon Fraser University from a two-year college that has articulated the first 60 credit hours of study in criminology with the School of Criminology will be considered on the basis of their college cumulative GPA (recalculated on the basis of grades received in courses transferable to the University), as well as other relevant materials.

Major Program

Students in the general degree program must complete a total of 120 credit hours (see "General Information". and the following requirements.)

Students majoring in criminology must obtain a minimum grade of C- in all required group A and group B courses.

Lower Division (normally the first 60 credit hours)

During the first four levels, students are required to complete 20 courses (60 credit hours) including at least the following.

The Faculty of Arts breadth requirements must be completed for graduation and the general electives should be considered for that purpose.

Students may not complete the group B requirements with courses other than those listed below unless they obtain permission to do so from the school's undergraduate curriculum committee prior to taking the courses.

Group A - Lower Division Requirements

Students are required to complete all of

CRIM 101-3 Introduction to Criminology

CRIM 103-3 Psychological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior

CRIM 104-3 Sociological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior

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

plus one of

CRIM 203-3 Historical Reaction to Crime and Deviance

CRIM 210-3 Law, Youth and Young Offenders

CRIM 213-3 Introduction to Women and Criminal Justice

CRIM 231-3 Introduction to the Judicial Process

CRIM 241-3 Introduction to Corrections

CRIM 251-3 Introduction to Policing

Group B - Lower Division Requirements

Students are required to complete seven courses, including all of

PSYC 100-3 Introduction to Psychology I

PSYC 102-3 Introduction to Psychology II

SA 150-4 Introduction to Sociology

plus one of

POL 100-3 Introduction to Politics and Government

POL 151-3 The Administration of Justice

plus one of

PSYC 210-4 Data Analysis in Psychology

STAT 101-3 Introduction to Statistics*

STAT 203-3 Introduction to Statistics for Social Sciences*

*of the two statistics courses, STAT 203 is recommended for students in criminology.

plus one of

PHIL 001-3 Critical Thinking

PHIL 100-3 Knowledge and Reality

PHIL 110-3 Introduction to Logic and Reasoning

PHIL 120-3 Introduction to Moral Philosophy

PHIL 150-3 History of Philosophy I

PHIL 151-3 History of Philosophy II

PHIL 220-3 Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy

PHIL 244-3 Introduction to the Philosophy of Natural and Social Science

PHIL 280-3 Introduction to Existentialism

plus one of

CNS 160-3 The Social Background of Canada

CMNS 110-3 Introduction to Communication Studies

CMNS 130-3 Explorations in Mass Communication

CMNS 210-3 Media History

CMNS 230-3 Introduction to Communication Media

CMNS 253-3 Introduction to Information Technology: The New Media

CMPT 001-3 Computers and the Activity of People

CMPT 104-2 Computer Programming

CMPT 201-4 Data and Program Abstraction

ECON 101-3 The Canadian Economy

ENGL 199-3 Introduction to University Writing

HIST 101-3 Canada to Confederation

HIST 102-3 Canada since Confederation

HIST 201-3 The History of Western Canada

PHIL 210-4 Natural Deductive Logic

POL 210-3 Introduction to Political Philosophy

POL 221-3 Introduction to Canadian Government

POL 222-3 Introduction to Canadian Politics

POL 251-3 Introduction to Canadian Public Administration

PSYC 106-3 Psychological Issues in Contemporary Society

PSYC 221-3 Introduction to Cognitive Psychology

PSYC 241-3 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

PSYC 250-3 Introduction to Developmental Psychology

PSYC 260-3 Introduction to Social Psychology

PSYC 270-3 Introduction to Theories of Personality

SA 202-4 Post-Industrial Society

SA 203-4 Comparative Ethnic Relations

SA 250-4 Introduction to Sociological Theory

SA 260-4 Individual and Society

General Electives - Lower Division Requirements

Students complete another five general elective courses chosen from group A, group B, or any other 100/200 level courses or the transfer equivalent thereof. See "Breadth Requirements". when selecting general electives.

Note: Declared criminology majors will normally complete all lower division group A and B requirements before proceeding to upper division. Students may proceed to upper division courses without having completed these lower division courses only with the express written approval of the criminology undergraduate curriculum and articulation committee.

Upper Division

Among the remaining credit hours required for the degree, students must complete a minimum of 48 credit hours in courses numbered 300 and above, of which at least 36 credit hours must be in upper division courses in criminology chosen from group A below. The remaining 12 credit hours may be taken from group A and/or from group B below.

Group A - Upper Division Requirements

Students are required to complete a minimum of 36 credit hours including the following three courses.

CRIM 300-3 Current Theories and Perspectives in Criminology

CRIM 320-5 Advanced Research Issues in Criminology

CRIM 330-3 Criminal Procedure and Evidence

plus a minimum of 25 credit hours from criminology upper division courses (excluding CRIM 301). Please see "Criminology". for the listing of upper division criminology courses.

Group B - Upper Division Requirements

An additional 12 required hours may be chosen from upper division courses in the following disciplines and/or from upper division criminology courses (excluding CRIM 301).

Note: Many upper division courses in these disciplines have prerequisites or registration restrictions in place, as shown each semester in the Course Timetable and Exam Schedule. If in doubt as to your eligibility to register in a particular non-criminology courses, you are advised to contact the undergraduate advisor in the appropriate department well in advance of any attempt to register.

Archaeology (ARCH)

Business Administration (BUS)

Canadian Studies (CNS)

Communication (CMNS)

Computing Science (CMPT)

Economics (ECON and BUEC)

Education (EDUC)

English (ENGL)

Geography (GEOG)

Gerontology (GERO)

History (HIST)

Mathematics and Statistics (MATH and STAT)

Philosophy (PHIL)

Political Science (POL)

Psychology (PSYC)

Sociology and Anthropology (SA)

Women's Studies (WS)

Additional Electives

The remaining credit hours to satisfy degree requirements may be selected at the student's discretion. Faculty of Arts breadth requirements must be completed for graduation so general electives should be considered for that purpose.

Joint Major in Criminology and Psychology

This program explores relationships between the study of criminology and psychology. Students should consult advisors in both departments.

Students must satisfy the admission requirements for both the criminology and psychology major programs. They must be approved by the School of Criminology before they will be approved by the Department of Psychology. To continue in the joint major, students must maintain a CGPA of 2.25, and will not be permitted to register in upper division criminology courses with a CGPA of less than 2.25. However, a student whose CGPA is between 2.00 and 2.25 may be eligible for a major in psychology.

Students who take CRIM 220 must obtain a Department of Psychology waiver of the PSYC 201 prerequisite for PSYC 210 and all 300/400 division PSYC courses, in advance of attempting to register for any of these courses. Students who take PSYC 201 must obtain from the criminology advisor a waiver of the CRIM 220 prerequisite for CRIM 320, in advance of attempting to register for this course.

Criminology Requirements
Group A Lower Division Requirements

both of

CRIM 100-5 Introduction to Criminology I

CRIM 102-5 Introduction to Criminology II

or all of

CRIM 101-3 Introduction to Criminology

CRIM 103-3 Psychological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior

CRIM 104-3 Sociological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior

plus all of

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 230-3 Criminal Law

plus one of

CRIM 220-3 Research Methods in Criminology*

PSYC 201-4 Research Methods in Psychology*

plus one of

CRIM 203-3 Historical Reaction to Crime and Deviance

CRIM 210-3 Law, Youth, and Young Offenders

CRIM 213-3 Introduction to Women and Criminal Justice

CRIM 231-3 Introduction to the Judicial Process

CRIM 241-3 Introduction to Corrections

CRIM 251-3 Introduction to Policing

Group B Lower Division Requirements

SA 150-4 Introduction to Sociology

plus one of

POL 100-3 Introduction to Politics and Government

POL 151-3 The Administration of Justice

plus one of

PHIL 001-3 Critical Thinking

PHIL 100-3 Knowledge and Reality

PHIL 110-3 Introduction to Logic and Reasoning

PHIL 120-3 Introduction to Moral Philosophy

PHIL 150-3 History of Philosophy I

PHIL 151-3 History of Philosophy II

PHIL 220-3 Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy

PHIL 244-3 Introduction to the Philosophy of Natural and Social Science

PHIL 280-3 Introduction to Existentialism

Upper Division Requirements

all of

CRIM 300-3 Current Theories and Perspectives in Criminology

CRIM 320-5 Advanced Research Issues in Criminology

CRIM 330-3 Criminal Procedure and Evidence

plus a minimum of 12 credit hours of upper division criminology group A courses (excluding CRIM 369 and 462) and six credit hours of upper division non-criminology (group B) courses other than psychology.

Psychology Requirements
Lower Division Requirements

all of

PSYC 100-3 Introduction to Psychology I*

PSYC 102-3 Introduction to Psychology II*

PSYC 207-3 Introduction to the History of Psychology*

PSYC 210-4 Introduction to Data Analysis in Psychology*

plus one of

CRIM 220-3 Research Methods in Criminology*

PSYC 201-4 Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology*

*students must obtain a final course grade of C (2.0) or better in each of these courses.

plus one of

PSYC 221-3 Introduction to Cognitive Psychology

PSYC 280-3 Introduction to Biological Psychology

plus one of

PSYC 241-3 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

PSYC 250-3 Introduction to Developmental Psychology

PSYC 260-3 Introduction to Social Psychology

PSYC 270-3 Introduction to Theories of Personality

Upper Division Requirements

Students must complete 21 credit hours in upper division psychology courses. No more than five of these credit hours may be in directed studies. At least 11 upper division psychology credit hours must be taken at Simon Fraser University.

Joint Major in Sociology and Anthropology and Criminology

See "Joint Major in Sociology or Anthropology and Criminology"..

Honors Program

The School of Criminology has a structured honors program for its outstanding undergraduate students. The program dovetails with the criminology major and consists of two semesters of advanced course work and supervised research. Honors students are required to write and defend a short thesis. Students are admitted as a group in September of each year, and must complete and defend their theses by the following April.

Students normally enter the program with a minimum of 110 credit hours (see below) but may enter with less and take one additional course during the first program semester with permission of the director of undergraduate programs. Students are required to complete a minimum of 132 credit hours with grade point averages in accordance with general and Faculty of Arts graduation requirements including the requirement of a minimum cumulative grade point average of not less than 3.00 (3.50 for first class honors).

Please see "General Information".. Also see "Graduation Requirements"..

Lower Division

Lower division requirements are the same as for the major in criminology.

Upper Division

Students must complete a minimum of 72 credit hours as follows: a minimum of 60 credit hours from criminology and/or group B courses numbered 300 and above. Of these 60 hours, a minimum of 50 credit hours must be selected from upper division criminology and must include CRIM 300, 320, 330, 490, 491 and 499.

The remaining credit hours, to satisfy degree requirements, may be selected at the discretion of the student. Students are reminded that Faculty of Arts breadth requirements must be completed for graduation and the general electives should be considered for that purpose.

To continue in the program, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Those students whose cumulative grade point average falls below a 3.0 will not be allowed to register in CRIM 499 and therefore will not be allowed to complete the program.

Admission Procedure

Eligible students are normally identified by the school and invited to apply for program admission. The selection process normally takes place each April for admission to the following September. Students who feel they are eligible may also apply to the director of undergraduate programs.

Joint Major in Women's Studies and Criminology

See "Joint Major in Criminology and Women's Studies". for requirements.

Minor Program

Students who minor in criminology must complete one of

CRIM 100-5 Introduction to Criminology I

CRIM 101-3 Introduction to Criminology

CRIM 102-5 Introduction to Criminology II

and both of

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

and at least 18 other credit hours in criminology courses numbered 300 and above. A minimum grade of C- in each of CRIM 100/101/102, 131 and 135 is also required.

Extended Minor Program

This program consists of the lower division requirements for a major and the upper division requirements for a minor. Certain other criteria may be set by individual departments and programs. A student must have their program approved by the advisor for the extended minor program.

Post Baccalaureate Diploma

Advisor

Ms. M. McIlroy, 2644 Diamond Building, 778.782 3645

This program is for students who have already completed a bachelor's degree in a discipline other than criminology to expand their knowledge of criminology through a recognized program. This diploma allows students to pursue individual interests in specific areas of criminology and is available through distance education courses, on campus and Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre.

For information about post baccalaureate diploma program general regulations, see "Continuing Studies"..

Program Requirements

For information, contact the advisor in criminology.

Application Deadlines

Written application for admission to the program must be received by the advisor no later than

February 1 (summer semester admission)

April 30 (fall semester admission)

September 30 (spring semester admission)

Students must make separate application for admission to the University, in accordance with University deadlines for the appropriate semester.

Applications received by the School of Criminology after the deadline will be considered only if resources permit following consideration of those applications received on time.

Certificate Programs

Advisor

Ms. M. McIlroy, 2644 Diamond Building, 778.782 3645

The University offers two criminology certificate programs: the general certificate in criminology and the advanced certificate in criminology. Both certificates are primarily directed toward undergraduates and criminal justice professionals, but are open to all. Those who hold a bachelor's degree (in any field of study) should refer to the post baccalaureate diploma in criminology.

The certificates are not designed to satisfy specific employment credentials. Rather, the general certificate provides a basic theoretical and descriptive foundation in criminology, and the advanced certificate program provides an in-depth understanding of criminology through more intensive study.

Courses in these certificate programs are offered through the Centre for Distance Education and assist students in understanding the complexities of illegal behaviours, as well as society's reactions to these behaviours.

Admission Requirements

Students applying for admission must meet undergraduate admission deadlines, as set out in this Calendar. Application forms, accompanied by official documents, must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar. In addition to applying for University admission, all new students must apply in writing to the School of Criminology for admission to the certificate programs. Letters should be submitted to the advisor.

General Certificate

Program Requirements

both of

CRIM 100-5 Introduction in Criminology I

CRIM 102-5 Introduction to Criminology II

or all three of

CRIM 101-3 Introduction to Criminology

CRIM 103-3 Psychological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior

CRIM 104-3 Sociological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior

plus all of

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

PHIL 110-3 Introduction to Logic and Reasoning

POL 151-3 The Administration of Justice

PSYC 100-3 Introduction to Psychology I

PSYC 102-3 Introduction to Psychology II

SA 150-4 Introduction to Sociology

STAT 101-3 Introduction to Statistics

The remaining credit hours must be selected from specific groups of optional courses as follows.

Students may choose from any of the remaining 100 and 200 level criminology distance education courses, such as

CRIM 213-3 Introduction to Women and Criminal Justice

CRIM 241-3 Introduction to Corrections

CRIM 251-3 Introduction to Policing

Group B

CMNS 130-3 Explorations in Mass Communication

ENGL 199-3 University Writing

HIST 102-3 Canada Since Confederation

SA 250-4 Introduction to Sociological Theory

Group C

Any lower division courses offered at Simon Fraser University or which transfer from another post-secondary institution (including the Open Learning Agency) to the equivalent of 100-200 level Simon Fraser University courses.

Note: Students enrolled at Simon Fraser University must obtain prior permission of the Office of the Registrar by completing the letter of permission form.

Advanced Certificate

Program Requirements

Note: Students without a criminology certificate or diploma must take CRIM 100 or 101 or 102 plus CRIM 131 and 135, and obtain at least C- in each.

Cooperative Education Program

This program is offered to qualified students who wish to acquire practical experience in criminology. The program entails planned semesters of study and employment in the area of the student's choice. To be admitted, students must have completed 30 credit hours, including

both of

CRIM 100-5 Introduction to Criminology I

CRIM 102-5 Introduction to Criminology II

or all of

CRIM 101-3 Introduction to Criminology

CRIM 103-3 Psychological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior

CRIM 104-3 Sociological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior

and all of

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

plus one of

PSYC 210-4 Data Analysis in Psychology

STAT 101-3 Introduction to Statistics

STAT 203-3 Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences

and have a CGPA of not less than 2.75. Transfer students must have completed at least 15 credit hours at Simon Fraser University.

Please see "Cooperative Education".. Arrangements for work semesters are made through the Faculty of Arts coop coordinator, who should be consulted at least one semester in advance.



Please email the Webmaster with any comments or problems with this website. Calendar Home Page Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
Canada
1-778.782.3224
Index : searchable with the Find function in your web browser Calendar.pdfs Office of the Registrar / SFU
Table of Contents : searchable with the Find function in your web browser Course Database or Course Outlines
(opens in new window)
Financial Assistance