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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Events Calendar

Tentative list of Undergraduate Criminology Open Coffee Chat Sessions (subject to change): 

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:


Presentation Title


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



#SFUCriminology Highlights

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.

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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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Stories Archive

Explore student, faculty and alumni stories that you might have missed out in the past.

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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.

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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

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