SFU PhD grad poised to advise US jurisdictions on civilian police oversight
2021 is a year of firsts for BC’s former chief civilian director of the Independent Investigations Office Richard Rosenthal ̶ he’s earned his PhD in criminology, became certified as a fire truck operator, gotten engaged, and begun his new consulting career to help establish civilian oversight offices in the U.S. learn more →
SFU Criminology alumnus takes talent to Tokyo Olympics
After years of training, persistence, hard work, and many late nights, Kristen Tsai, Simon Fraser University’s School of Criminology alumnus, proudly represented Canada at the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games. learn more →
Does officer appearance matter? SFU Criminology assistant professor featured as SFU's Scholarly Impact of the Week
SFU Criminology assistant professor Rylan Simpson was recently featured as Simon Fraser University's Scholarly Impact of the Week, as his findings are helping police leaders make evidence-based decisions about the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the pandemic. learn more →
Involvement in the community paired with curiosity: One student’s key to success at SFU
Arshpreet Dhillon, who convocated in June 2021, believes her involvement in the community paired with her curiosity and willingness to ask questions, created a pleasant and successful undergraduate career for her at SFU. learn more →
Entrepreneurial spirits interested in the law and passionate about service to others
Interested in legal studies? Committed to law and service? Thinking about pursuing a career as a British Columbia Notary Public? Simon Fraser University’s School of Criminology has the perfect program for you. learn more →
Enthusiastically awaiting a safe return to campus
Tijil Garg, Simon Fraser University School of Criminology undergraduate transfer student, eagerly awaits this fall’s safe, equitable and supportive return to campus. With carefully developed guidance documents, safety plans, mental health tools, and other important resources, SFU is ready to welcome students back. learn more →
Welcome to the School of Criminology
The School of Criminology is one of the largest in Canada and on the Pacific Rim and is one of the leading criminology and criminal justice teaching and research centres in the world.
The School has a complement of over 30 full time faculty members, a large number of adjunct professors and associate members, over 1,000 declared majors, minors and honours students, and more than 100 graduate students at the MA and PhD levels.
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Tentative list of Undergraduate Criminology Open Coffee Chat Sessions (subject to change):
|DATE & TIME||TOPIC||GUEST SPEAKER(S)|
|Thursday, October 14th at 15:30-16:30
||Criminology Honours Program
||Dr. Sheri Fabian
|Tuesday, November 9th at 15:45-16:45
||Dr. Danielle Murdoch
|Thursday, November 25th at 15:30-16:30||Work Study Program||Vienna Lam & Payten Smith|
List of upcoming Faculty Seminar Series:
|Wednesday, October 20th at 10:30-12:00||
Darker than Dark: Exploring Extreme and Unusual Behaviors in Sexual Homicide
Dr. Eric Beauregard
|Thursday, November 25th at 10:30-12:00||
Social Outlaws: What network data tell us about gangs
Dr. Martin Bouchard
Communicable Disease Plan
Our safe return to campus, along with post-secondary institutions across the province, will follow BC’s Restart Plan, the COVID-19 Return to Campus Guidelines and WorkSafeBC. The Province of BC and Worksafe BC have asked all BC post-secondary institutions to move away from unit-specific COVID-19 safety plans to university-wide Communicable Disease Plan.
Return to Campus
Planning is underway to support a safe, equitable and supportive return to campus this September. A four-stage plan will guide our approach and consider factors including rate of community transmission, rate of vaccination and public health orders. The four-stage plan outlines broad guidelines, such as campus density, services available, and on-campus learning and research activities, and gives flexibility for input and decision-making to come from faculties and units who understand their work and needs best.
Read more about the four stages of our return to campus and how decision-making specific to faculties and units will be made. Be sure you check here often for specific updates for your community.
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Anti-Racism Public Statement
As we begin the new year, the School of Criminology would like to reflect on events in the past year and issue a public statement indicating our support and commitment to change for Black, Indigenous, and people of colour condemning acts of injustice and racism.
Upcoming Thesis Defences
PhD Colloquium | Kylie Reale | Title: “Criminal Expertise and Sexual Violence: An Examination of the Crime-Commission.”
- Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021
- Time: 10:00 a.m. PST
- Location: Faculty Conference Room (SWH 10121) and Zoom
May 05, 2021
Exploring the dehumanization, victimization, criminalization, and over-incarceration of Indigenous women in Canada
Using a decolonial framework in their research, McGuire and Murdoch center the voices and experiences of Indigenous women, as well as look at how they have come to be overrepresented in Canada’s federal correctional system.
November 12, 2020
Q&A Series with Assistant Professor Zachary Rowan
Getting a chance to do empirical research while interning at a law firm led Assistant Professor Zachary Rowan to find his passion that eventually led to completing his PhD.
November 03, 2020
Q&A Series with Assistant Professor Alexandra Lysova
Alexandra Lysova's research and teaching specifically focuses on intimate partner violence and homicide. She believes that addressing the needs of male victims can help reduce violence not only against men, but also women & children in the relationship.