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Criminology and Criminal Justice (CRCJ) Courses

CRCJ 1000 [0.5 credit]
Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice

Overview of the field, including the foundational approaches of criminology and criminal justice, crime as an object of study; criminal law and criminality in Canada; (neo) classical, aetiological and social reaction perspectives; alternative criminologies.
Lectures three hours a week.

CRCJ 3001 [0.5 credit]
Quantitative Methods in Criminology

Methods used conducting quantitative research. Topics include measuring and manipulating variables, reliability, validity, sampling, experimental, quasi-experimental designs and ethics.
Prerequisite(s): CRCJ 1000 and third-year standing in the B.A Honours program in Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Lectures and seminar three hours a week, laboratory one hour a week.

CRCJ 3002 [0.5 credit]
Qualitative Methods in Criminology

Methods used conducting qualitative research. Topics include field research, interviewing, ethnographic research, content analysis and ethics.
Prerequisite(s): CRCJ 1000 and third-year standing in the B.A Honours program in Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Lectures and seminar three hours a week, laboratory one hour a week.

CRCJ 3201 [0.5 credit]
Selected Criminological Topics

The topics of this course may vary from year to year, and are announced in advance of registration.
Prerequisite(s): CRCJ 1000 and third-year standing.
Lectures three hours per week.

CRCJ 3901 [1.0 credit]
Practicum in Criminology I

Through a field placement in an agency setting, students are provided the opportunity to obtain practical involvement in various aspects of criminal justice. Discussion and presentations in the Seminar Class and required term papers integrate applied, theoretical and empirical knowledge.
Precludes additional credit for LAWS 3905, PSYC 3903, PSYC 3904, and SOCI 3806. CRCJ 3901 may not be repeated.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing in Criminology and Criminal Justice, including all of the 1000- and 2000- level requirements in the Major CGPA and permission of the Institute.
Field placement eight hours a week, seminar three hours a week.

CRCJ 3902 [1.0 credit]
Practicum in Criminology II

Through a field placement in an agency setting, students are provided the opportunity to obtain practical involvement in various aspects of criminal justice. Discussion and presentations in the Seminar Class and required term papers integrate applied, theoretical and empirical knowledge.
Precludes additional credit for LAWS 3905, PSYC 3903, PSYC 3904, and SOCI 3806. CRCJ 3902 may not be repeated.
Prerequisite(s): third-year Honours standing in Criminology and Criminal Justice including all of the 1000- and 2000- level requirements in the Major CGPA and permission of the Institute.
Field placement eight hours a week, seminar three hours a week.

CRCJ 4001 [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in Criminology

Examination of a special topic in criminology. Topics to be announced in advance of registration each year.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in B.A. Honours in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Sections offered may have additional prerequisites.

CRCJ 4002 [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in Criminology

Examination of a special topic in criminology. Topics to be announced in advance of registration each year.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in B.A. Honours Criminology and Criminal Justice. Sections offered may have additional prerequisites.

CRCJ 4100 [0.5 credit]
Psychology of the Jury

This course will explore the jury system in Canada and other countries. Jury selection, deliberation, and instructions will be discussed, in addition to a number of legal and extra-legal influences on jury decision-making.
Prerequisite(s): CRCJ 1000 and fourth-year standing.
Lecture three hours per week.

CRCJ 4200 [0.5 credit]
Policing Sex

This seminar explores the policing of consensual sexual practices, paying particular attention to the theorization of consent, harm, liberation and agency in a sexual and legal context.
Prerequisite(s): CRCJ 1000 and fourth-year standing.
Lecture three hours per week.

CRCJ 4300 [0.5 credit]
Social Control

Introduction to social control from early theorizations linking social control to the genesis of the self, to preoccupations with the sorting of humans and the guiding of their conducts, including contemporary engagements with moralization, penal intensification, sovereign exceptionality, and immigration control.
Prerequisite(s): CRCJ 1000 and fourth-year standing.
Lecture three hours per week.

CRCJ 4908 [1.0 credit]
Honours Research Project

A research project conducted under the direct supervision of a faculty adviser from Criminology and Criminal Justice, Psychology, Law or Sociology. Mandatory workshops and symposiums are scheduled during the year.
Prerequisite(s): LAWS 2908 and LAWS 3908 for Law Concentration students PSYC 3000 [1.0] for Psychology Concentration students; SOCI 2001 and SOCI 2002 for Sociology concentration students, and fourth-year standing in the B.A. Honours program in Criminology and Criminal Justice with a CGPA of 10.00 or better in the Major and permission of the Institute.
Workshops and symposiums as scheduled.

Summer session: some of the courses listed in this Calendar are offered during the summer. Hours and scheduling for summer session courses will differ significantly from those reported in the fall/winter Calendar. To determine the scheduling and hours for summer session classes, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca

Not all courses listed are offered in a given year. For an up-to-date statement of course offerings for the current session and to determine the term of offering, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca