Course_Outline.Summer._2011

Course_Outline.Summer._2011 - Fraser International College...

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Fraser International College (FIC) Criminology 101 (Summer Semester) Introduction to Criminology Course Outline Instructor: Dr. Karen Brown Scheduled Office Hours: Wednesdays, 12:30 to 1:30 Email: knbrown@shaw.ca COURSE DESCRIPTION This course will present an overview of concepts, themes, and issues used in the discipline of criminology. Emphasis will be placed on developing the relationship between criminological ideas, research, practice and policy in Canada. Lectures and readings will introduce students to a range of theoretical and substantive issues in criminology. 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, and the foundations of a modern criminal policy. ** PLEASE NOTE: STUDENTS WHO DO NOT SUBMIT A RESEARCH PAPER WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO WRITE THE FINAL EXAM. REQUIRED TEXTS/EQUIPMENT : 1. Larry J. Siegel and Chris McCormick. (2009). Criminology in Canada: Theories, Patterns, and Typologies. Fourth Edition . Canada: Thomson Nelson. 2.
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