Print and PDF Options

Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice
(Faculty of Public Affairs)
613-520-2588
http://carleton.ca/criminology

This section presents the requirements for programs in:

Program Requirements

Criminology and Criminal Justice
B.A. Honours

Students in the B.A. Honours program choose to follow one of the three following concentrations. The selection must take place before second year status is achieved.

CCJ with Concentration in Law
B.A. Honours (20.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (13.5 credits)
1.  1.5 credit in:1.5
CRCJ 1000 [0.5]
Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice
CRCJ 2100 [0.5]
Criminological Theories
CRCJ 2200 [0.5]
Contemporary Issues in Criminology & Criminal Justice
2.  2.5 credits in:2.5
LAWS 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Legal Studies 1
LAWS 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Legal Studies 2
LAWS 2301 [0.5]
Criminal Justice System
LAWS 2302 [0.5]
Criminal Law
LAWS 2908 [0.5]
Methodological Approaches in Legal Studies 1
3.  0.5 credit in LAWS at the 2000-level or higher0.5
4.  1.5 credits in LAWS at the 3000-level or higher1.5
5.  2.0 credits in:2.0
PSYC 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Psychology I
PSYC 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Psychology II
PSYC 2400 [0.5]
Introduction to Forensic Psychology
PSYC 3402 [0.5]
Criminal Behaviour
6.  1.0 credit from:1.0
SOCI 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Sociology I
SOCI 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Sociology II
SOCI 1003 [1.0]
Introduction to Sociological Perspectives
7.  1.0 credit in:1.0
SOCI 2450 [0.5]
Crime and Society
SOCI 3410 [0.5]
Studies in Criminal Justice
8.  1.0 credit in:1.0
CRCJ 3001 [0.5]
Quantitative Methods in Criminology
CRCJ 3002 [0.5]
Qualitative Methods in Criminology
9.  1.5 credit in CRCJ or approved CCJ electives at the 3000-level or higher1.5
10.  1.0 credit in CRCJ or approved CCJ electives at the 4000-level1.0
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (6.5 credits)
11.  5.0 credits in electives, not in Approved CCJ electives5.0
12.  1.5 credits in free electives1.5
Total Credits20.0

Notes for all concentrations:

  1. See note entitled Maximum Number of CCJ Credits in the Regulations tab above, regarding the maximum permissible Criminology credits for your program.

CCJ with Concentration in Psychology
B.A. Honours (20.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (12.5 credits)
1.  1.5 credit in:1.5
CRCJ 1000 [0.5]
Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice
CRCJ 2100 [0.5]
Criminological Theories
CRCJ 2200 [0.5]
Contemporary Issues in Criminology & Criminal Justice
2.  2.0 credits in:2.0
LAWS 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Legal Studies 1
LAWS 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Legal Studies 2
LAWS 2301 [0.5]
Criminal Justice System
LAWS 2302 [0.5]
Criminal Law
3.  2.0 credits in:2.0
PSYC 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Psychology I
PSYC 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Psychology II
PSYC 2400 [0.5]
Introduction to Forensic Psychology
PSYC 3402 [0.5]
Criminal Behaviour
4.  1.0 credit in:1.0
PSYC 2001 [0.5]
Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
PSYC 2002 [0.5]
Introduction to Statistics in Psychology
5.  0.5 credit in PSYC at the 2000-level or higher0.5
6.  0.5 credit in PSYC at the 3000-level or higher0.5
7.  1.0 credit from:1.0
SOCI 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Sociology I
SOCI 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Sociology II
SOCI 1003 [1.0]
Introduction to Sociological Perspectives
8.  1.0 credit in:1.0
SOCI 2450 [0.5]
Crime and Society
SOCI 3410 [0.5]
Studies in Criminal Justice
9.  0.5 credit in:0.5
CRCJ 3002 [0.5]
Qualitative Methods in Criminology
10.  1.5 credit in CRCJ or Approved CCJ Electives at the 3000-level or higher1.5
11.  1.0 credit in CRCJ or Approved CCJ Electives at the 4000-level1.0
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (7.5 credits)
12.  5.0 credits in electives, not in Approved CCJ Electives5.0
13.  2.5 credits in free electives2.5
Total Credits20.0

Notes for all Concentrations:

  1. See note entitled Maximum Number of CCJ Credits in the Regulations tab above, regarding the maximum permissible Criminology credits for your program.

CCJ with Concentration in Sociology
B.A. Honours (20.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (13.0 credits)
1.  1.5 credit in:1.5
CRCJ 1000 [0.5]
Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice
CRCJ 2100 [0.5]
Criminological Theories
CRCJ 2200 [0.5]
Contemporary Issues in Criminology & Criminal Justice
2.  2.0 credits in:2.0
LAWS 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Legal Studies 1
LAWS 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Legal Studies 2
LAWS 2301 [0.5]
Criminal Justice System
LAWS 2302 [0.5]
Criminal Law
3.  2.0 credits in:2.0
PSYC 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Psychology I
PSYC 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Psychology II
PSYC 2400 [0.5]
Introduction to Forensic Psychology
PSYC 3402 [0.5]
Criminal Behaviour
4.  1.0 credit from:1.0
SOCI 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Sociology I
SOCI 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Sociology II
SOCI 1003 [1.0]
Introduction to Sociological Perspectives
5.  2.0 credits in:2.0
SOCI 2000 [0.5]
Foundations of Sociological Inquiry
SOCI 2001 [0.5]
Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods
SOCI 2450 [0.5]
Crime and Society
SOCI 3410 [0.5]
Studies in Criminal Justice
6.  0.5 credit in SOCI at the 2000-level or higher0.5
7.  1.0 credit in SOCI at the 3000-level or higher1.0
8.  0.5 credit in:0.5
CRCJ 3001 [0.5]
Quantitative Methods in Criminology
9.  1.5 credit in CRCJ or Approved CCJ Electives at the 3000-level or higher1.5
10.  1.0 credit in CRCJ or Approved CCJ Electives at the 4000-level1.0
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (7.0 credits)
11.  5.0 credits in electives, not in Approved CCJ Electives5.0
12.  2.0 credits in free electives2.0
Total Credits20.0

Notes for all Concentrations:

  1. See note entitled Maximum Number of CCJ Credits in the Regulations tab above, regarding the maximum permissible Criminology credits for your program.

Program Requirements for Criminology and Criminal Justice
B.A.

Students in the B.A. program choose to follow one of the three following concentrations. The selection must take place before second year status is achieved.

CCJ with Concentration in Law
B.A. (15.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (10.5 credits)
1.  1.5 credit in:1.5
CRCJ 1000 [0.5]
Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice
CRCJ 2100 [0.5]
Criminological Theories
CRCJ 2200 [0.5]
Contemporary Issues in Criminology & Criminal Justice
2.  2.5 credits in:2.5
LAWS 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Legal Studies 1
LAWS 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Legal Studies 2
LAWS 2301 [0.5]
Criminal Justice System
LAWS 2302 [0.5]
Criminal Law
LAWS 2908 [0.5]
Methodological Approaches in Legal Studies 1
3.  1.0 credits in LAWS at the 2000-level or higher1.0
4.  2.0 credits in:2.0
PSYC 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Psychology I
PSYC 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Psychology II
PSYC 2400 [0.5]
Introduction to Forensic Psychology
PSYC 3402 [0.5]
Criminal Behaviour
5.  1.0 credit from:1.0
SOCI 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Sociology I
SOCI 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Sociology II
SOCI 1003 [1.0]
Introduction to Sociological Perspectives
6.  1.0 credit in:1.0
SOCI 2450 [0.5]
Crime and Society
SOCI 3410 [0.5]
Studies in Criminal Justice
7.  1.5 credit in CRCJ or approved CCJ Electives at the 3000-level1.5
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (4.5 credits)
8.  2.5 credits in electives, not in Approved CCJ electives2.5
9.  2.0 credits in free electives2.0
Total Credits15.0

Notes for all concentrations:

  1. See note entitled Maximum Number of CCJ Credits in the Regulations tab above, regarding the maximum permissible Criminology credits for your program.

CCJ with Concentration in Psychology
B.A. (15.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (11.0 credits)
1.  1.5 credit in:1.5
CRCJ 1000 [0.5]
Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice
CRCJ 2100 [0.5]
Criminological Theories
CRCJ 2200 [0.5]
Contemporary Issues in Criminology & Criminal Justice
2.  2.0 credits in:2.0
LAWS 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Legal Studies 1
LAWS 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Legal Studies 2
LAWS 2301 [0.5]
Criminal Justice System
LAWS 2302 [0.5]
Criminal Law
3.  2.0 credits in:2.0
PSYC 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Psychology I
PSYC 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Psychology II
PSYC 2400 [0.5]
Introduction to Forensic Psychology
PSYC 3402 [0.5]
Criminal Behaviour
4.  1.0 credit in:1.0
PSYC 2001 [0.5]
Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
PSYC 2002 [0.5]
Introduction to Statistics in Psychology
5.  1.0 credits in PSYC at the 2000-level or higher1.0
6.  1.0 credit from:1.0
SOCI 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Sociology I
SOCI 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Sociology II
SOCI 1003 [1.0]
Introduction to Sociological Perspectives
7.  1.0 credit in:1.0
SOCI 2450 [0.5]
Crime and Society
SOCI 3410 [0.5]
Studies in Criminal Justice
8.  1.5 credit in CRCJ or CCJ Approved Electives at the 3000-level1.5
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (4.0 credits)
9.  2.5 credits in electives, not in Approved CCJ electives2.5
10.  1.5 credit in free electives1.5
Total Credits15.0

Notes for all concentrations:

  1. See note entitled Maximum Number of CCJ Credits in the Regulations tab above, regarding the maximum permissible Criminology credits for your program.

CCJ with Concentration in Sociology
B.A. (15.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (10.5 credits)
1.  1.5 credit in:1.5
CRCJ 1000 [0.5]
Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice
CRCJ 2100 [0.5]
Criminological Theories
CRCJ 2200 [0.5]
Contemporary Issues in Criminology & Criminal Justice
2.  2.0 credits in:2.0
LAWS 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Legal Studies 1
LAWS 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Legal Studies 2
LAWS 2301 [0.5]
Criminal Justice System
LAWS 2302 [0.5]
Criminal Law
3.  2.0 credits in:2.0
PSYC 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Psychology I
PSYC 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Psychology II
PSYC 2400 [0.5]
Introduction to Forensic Psychology
PSYC 3402 [0.5]
Criminal Behaviour
4.  1.0 credit from:1.0
SOCI 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Sociology I
SOCI 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Sociology II
SOCI 1003 [1.0]
Introduction to Sociological Perspectives
5.  2.0 credits in:2.0
SOCI 2000 [0.5]
Foundations of Sociological Inquiry
SOCI 2001 [0.5]
Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods
SOCI 2450 [0.5]
Crime and Society
SOCI 3410 [0.5]
Studies in Criminal Justice
6.  0.5 credit in SOCI at the 2000-level or higher0.5
7.  1.5 credit in CRCJ or Approved CCJ Electives at the 3000-level1.5
B. Credits Not Included in the CGPA (4.5 credits)
8.  2.5 credits in electives, not in Approved CCJ Electives2.5
9.  2.0 credits in free electives2.0
Total Credits15.0

Notes for all concentrations:

  1. See note entitled Maximum Number of CCJ Credits in the Regulations tab above, regarding the maximum permissible Criminology credits for your program.

Minor in Criminology & Criminal Justice (4.0 credits)

This minor is open to all undergraduate degree students in programs other than Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Requirements:
1.  1.5 credits in:1.5
CRCJ 1000 [0.5]
Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice
CRCJ 2100 [0.5]
Criminological Theories
CRCJ 2200 [0.5]
Contemporary Issues in Criminology & Criminal Justice
2.  1.0 credit in:1.0
LAWS 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Legal Studies 1
LAWS 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Legal Studies 2
OR
SOCI 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Sociology I
SOCI 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Sociology II
3.  0.5 credit from:0.5
LAWS 2301 [0.5]
Criminal Justice System
LAWS 2302 [0.5]
Criminal Law
SOCI 2445 [0.5]
Sociology of Deviance
SOCI 2450 [0.5]
Crime and Society
4.  1.0 credits in CRCJ at the 3000-level or higher1.0
5. The remaining requirements of the major discipline(s) and degree must be satisfied.
Total Credits4.0

Course Categories for Criminology and Criminal Justice

APPROVED CCJ ELECTIVES
Criminology
CRCJ 3100 [0.5]Policing (in)Security
CRCJ 3110 [0.5]Policing and Public Health
CRCJ 3200 [0.5]Indigeneity, Coloniality, and Crime
CRCJ 3201 [0.5]Special Criminological Topics
CRCJ 3202 [0.5]Special Criminological Topics
CRCJ 3901 [1.0]Practicum in Criminology I
CRCJ 3902 [1.0]Practicum in Criminology II
CRCJ 4001 [0.5]Special Topics in Criminology
CRCJ 4002 [0.5]Special Topics in Criminology
CRCJ 4100 [0.5]Psychology of the Jury
CRCJ 4110 [0.5]Race and the Criminal Justice System in Canada
CRCJ 4200 [0.5]Policing Sex
CRCJ 4300 [0.5]Social Control
CRCJ 4400 [0.5]Crime, Emotions, and The Senses
CRCJ 4500 [0.5]Art of (in)Justice
CRCJ 4600 [0.5]Sociologies of Punishment
CRCJ 4910 [0.5]Independent Study in Criminology and Criminal Justice
CRCJ 4920 [0.5]Independent Study in Criminology and Criminal Justice
Law
LAWS 3006 [0.5]Mediation
LAWS 3209 [0.5]Canadian Correctional Policies in Historical Perspective
LAWS 3305 [0.5]Crime and State in History
LAWS 3306 [0.5]Crime, Law, Process and Politics
LAWS 3307 [0.5]Youth and Criminal Law
LAWS 3308 [0.5]Punishment and the Law
LAWS 4302 [0.5]Regulation of Corporate Crime
LAWS 4303 [0.5]Drugs, The User and The State
LAWS 4304 [0.5]Policing and Social Surveillance
LAWS 4305 [0.5]Criminal Justice Reform
LAWS 4306 [0.5]Criminal Law Issues
LAWS 4307 [0.5]Medical Criminal Law Issues
LAWS 4308 [0.5]Sentencing
LAWS 4309 [0.5]State Security and Dissent
LAWS 4311 [0.5]Human Rights in Canadian Prisons
LAWS 4504 [0.5]Indigenous Criminal Justice
LAWS 4701 [0.5]Special Topic in Criminal Justice and Social Policy
LAWS 4702 [0.5]Special Topic in Criminal Justice and Social Policy
LAWS 4703 [0.5]Special Topic in Criminal Justice and Social Policy
LAWS 4802 [0.5]Criminal Jury Trials
Psychology
PSYC 3403 [0.5]Addiction
PSYC 3405 [0.5]Psychology of Motivation and Emotion
PSYC 3507 [0.5]Social Development
PSYC 3604 [0.5]Clinical Psychology and Mental Illness
PSYC 4403 [0.5]Female Offenders
PSYC 4404 [0.5]Sex Offenders
Sociology
SOCI 3055 [0.5]Studies in Addictions
SOCI 3420 [0.5]Studies in Gender and Criminal Justice
SOCI 3450 [0.5]Studies in Law Enforcement
SOCI 4410 [0.5]Advanced Studies in Criminology
SOCI 4702 [0.5]Special Topic in Criminal Justice and Social Policy

Notes

  • The total number of Criminology and Criminal Justice courses in the B.A. and B.A. (Honours) program may not exceed 12.5 (B.A.) and 15.0 (B.A. Honours). Consult the Institute if clarification is required.
  • Students may request permission to offer courses towards the Major which are not listed as electives, including those offered by the Criminal Justice and Social Policy Summer School, as well as special topics courses offered from time to time by the Institute or Departments of Law, Psychology and Sociology. Students should consult the Institute for a listing of courses approved as alternative electives.

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/tutorials three hours a week.

CRCJ 2100 [0.5 credit]
Criminological Theories

Comprehensive survey of the plurality of criminological theories, from phrenology to contemporary theories concerned with issues related to crime and punishment. Students are encouraged to develop critical and reflexive thinking on various criminological issues and theories.
Prerequisite(s): CRCJ 1000 and second-year standing.
Lectures three hours per week.

CRCJ 2200 [0.5 credit]
Contemporary Issues in Criminology & Criminal Justice

Survey of contemporary criminological and criminal justice issues, ranging from criminalization, crime prevention, and surveillance strategies to debates about the criminal justice system, punishment, and reintegration. Specific topics will vary from year to year.
Prerequisite(s): CRCJ 1000 and second-year standing.
Lecture three hours per 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.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
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 3100 [0.5 credit]
Policing (in)Security

Theories and case studies addressing contemporary efforts to police the world of (in)securities. Emphasis on Canadian dynamics within these broader transformations.
Prerequisite(s): CRCJ 1000, third-year standing, and enrollment in a B.A. or Minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice, or by permission of the Institute.
Lecture and discussion three hours per week.

CRCJ 3110 [0.5 credit]
Policing and Public Health

This interdisciplinary course introduces students to myriad ways in which the practices of Canadian public health authorities are intertwined with police and the criminal legal system. Students can expect interactive class activities and guest lecturers.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): CRCJ 1000, third-year standing, and enrollment in a B.A. or Minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice, or by permission of the Institute.
Lecture and discussion three hours per week.

CRCJ 3200 [0.5 credit]
Indigeneity, Coloniality, and Crime

This course explores issues related to Indigenous peoples, the criminal justice system and community with an emphasis on Indigenous scholarship and perspectives on criminology and crime.
Prerequisite(s): CRCJ 1000, INDG 1010, or INDG 1011, third year standing, and enrollment in a B.A. or Minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice, or by permission of the Institute.
Lecture and discussion three hours per week.

CRCJ 3201 [0.5 credit]
Special Criminological Topics

The topics of this course may vary from year to year, and are announced in advance of registration.
Prerequisite(s): CRCJ 1000, third-year standing, and enrollment in a B.A. or Minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice, or by permission of the Institute.
Lectures three hours per week.

CRCJ 3202 [0.5 credit]
Special Criminological Topics

The topics of this course may vary from year to year, and are announced in advance of registration.
Prerequisite(s): CRCJ 1000, third-year standing, and enrollment in a B.A. or Minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice, or by permission of the Institute.
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. In the seminar class, discussions, presentations and assignments integrate applied, theoretical and empirical knowledge. CRCJ 3901 may not be repeated.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): Third-year standing in a B.A. 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. In the seminar class, discussions, presentations and assignments integrate applied, theoretical and empirical knowledge. CRCJ 3902 may not be repeated.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
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): CRCJ 1000, CRCJ 2100, fourth-year standing, and enrollment in a B.A. or Minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice, or by permission of the Institute.
Seminar three hours per week.

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): CRCJ 1000, CRCJ 2100, fourth-year standing, and enrollment in a B.A. or Minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice, or by permission of the Institute.
Seminar three hours per week.

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, CRCJ 2100, fourth-year standing, and enrollment in a B.A. or Minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice, or by permission of the Institute.
Seminar three hours per week.

CRCJ 4110 [0.5 credit]
Race and the Criminal Justice System in Canada

A participatory class that explores debates regarding issues of racial bias and systemic racism in the Canadian criminal justice system. Students can expect class activities, documentary viewings, and guest lecturers from the field.
Prerequisite(s): CRCJ 2100, fourth-year standing, and enrollment in a B.A. or Minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice, or by permission of the Institute.
Seminar 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, CRCJ 2100, fourth-year standing, and enrollment in a B.A. or Minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice, or by permission of the Institute.
Seminar 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, CRCJ 2100, fourth-year standing, and enrollment in a B.A. or Minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice, or by permission of the Institute.
Seminar three hours per week.

CRCJ 4400 [0.5 credit]
Crime, Emotions, and The Senses

This course examines the relationship between sensations, emotions, affect, crime, criminalization, social control, and penality. It questions the rational/emotional binary and investigates how shame, humiliation, fear, panic, pain, pleasure, disgust, empathy and revenge, relate to offender motivation, criminalization, victimization, adjudication, and punishment.
Prerequisite(s): CRCJ 1000, CRCJ 2100, fourth-year standing, and enrollment in a B.A. or Minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice, or by permission of the Institute.
Seminar three hours per week.

CRCJ 4500 [0.5 credit]
Art of (in)Justice

A participatory class that explores how social and artist movements engage with issues of justice and injustice. Features group work, some off-campus classes during course hours, guest speakers.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): CRCJ 1000, CRCJ 2100, fourth-year standing, and enrollment in a B.A. or Minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice, or by permission of the Institute.
Seminar three hours per week.

CRCJ 4600 [0.5 credit]
Sociologies of Punishment

This introductory seminar on the sociology of punishment proposes an overview of theoretical perspectives animating its contemporary forms. This overview prepares the ground for a survey of contemporary scholarship and issues in the sociology of punishment.
Prerequisite(s): CRCJ 1000, CRCJ 2100, fourth-year standing, and enrollment in a B.A. or Minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice, or by permission of the Institute.
Seminar three hours per week.

CRCJ 4908 [1.0 credit]
Honours Thesis

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.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): 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.

CRCJ 4910 [0.5 credit]
Independent Study in Criminology and Criminal Justice

A reading or research course conducted under the supervision of a faculty advisor from Criminology and Criminal Justice, Psychology, Law or Sociology. Students may not include more than 1.0 credit of independent study in their total program.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in the B.A. Honours program in Criminology and Criminal Justice and permission of the Institute.

CRCJ 4920 [0.5 credit]
Independent Study in Criminology and Criminal Justice

A reading or research course conducted under the supervision of a faculty advisor from Criminology and Criminal Justice, Psychology, Law or Sociology. Students may not include more than 1.0 credit of independent study in their total program.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in the B.A. Honours program in Criminology and Criminal Justice and permission of the Institute.

Note: 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.

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

Regulations

In addition to the program requirements described here, students must satisfy:

  1. the University regulations (see the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar),
  2. the common regulations applying to all B.A. students. The B.A. Breadth requirement is waived for students in Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Students should consult with the Institute when selecting courses and planning their program.

Maximum Number of CCJ Credits

The total number of Criminology and Criminal Justice credits in the B.A. and B.A. (Honours) program may not exceed 12.5 (B.A.) and 15.0 (B.A. Honours). This is the sum of credits used in the Major and Concentration PLUS free electives chosen from the list of Approved CCJ electives. Consult the Institute if clarification is required.

Field Placement Practicum

The Field Placement Practicum (CRCJ 3901 [1.0] Practicum in Criminology I) is offered at the 3000-level to students in CCJ programs. Students complete a 1.0 (or 2.0) credit Field Placement Practicum course during the fall/winter session. To be eligible for the Practicum students must have completed at least 9.0 credits by May 1, including all of the 1000- and 2000-level requirements in the Major CGPA. Enrollment is restricted. A floating cutoff will be used to identify the students with the highest Major CGPA over those required courses, who may then receive permission to register for the Field Placement. Allocation of Field Placements will be determined by the Field Placement Coordinator.

Students wishing to register for a Field Placement Practicum must apply to the Institute no later than May 1 of their second year. Applications are available at carleton.ca/criminology after January 1. If granted permission, students will then register in CRCJ 3901 [1.0] Practicum in Criminology I during registration. Students in the B.A. Honours program may receive permission to complete a 2.0 credit placement, in which case they will also register in CRCJ 3902 [1.0] Practicum in Criminology II.

B.A. Regulations

The regulations presented below apply to all Bachelor of Arts programs. In addition to the requirements presented here, students must satisfy the University regulations common to all undergraduate students including the process of Academic Continuation Evaluation (consult the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar).

First-Year Seminars

B.A. degree students are strongly encouraged to include a First-Year Seminar (FYSM) during their first 4.0 credits of registration. Students are limited to 1.0 credit in FYSM and can only register in a FYSM while they have first-year standing in their B.A. program. Students who have completed the Enriched Support Program (ESP), the Indigenous Enriched Support Program (IESP), or who are required to take a minimum of one English as a Second Language (ESLA) credit are not permitted to register in a FYSM.

Breadth Requirement

Among the credits presented at graduation, students in both the B.A. and the B.A. Honours degrees and B.Co.M.S. are required to include 3.0 breadth credits, which must include 1.0 credit in three of the four breadth areas identified below. Credits that fulfil requirements in the Major, Minor, Concentration, Specialization, or Stream may also be used to fulfil the Breadth Requirement.

Students admitted with a completed university degree are exempt from breadth requirements.

Students in the following interdisciplinary programs are exempt from the B.A. breadth requirement.

  • African Studies
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Environmental Studies
  • Human Rights
  • Human Rights and Social Justice
Breadth Area 1: Culture and Communication

American Sign Language, Art History, Art and Culture, Communication and Media Studies, Comparative Literary Studies, Digital Humanities, English, Film Studies, French, Journalism, Media Production and Design, Music, Performance in Public Sphere, and Languages (Arabic, English as a Second Language, German, Greek, Hebrew, Indigenous Languages, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish)

Subject codes: ARAB, ARTH, ASLA, CHIN, CLST, COMS, DIGH, ENGL, ESLA, FILM, FINS, FREN, GERM, GREK, HEBR, ITAL, JAPA, JOUR, KORE, LANG, LATN, MPAD, MUSI, PIPS, PORT, RUSS, SPAN

Breadth Area 2: Humanities

African Studies, Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies, Archaeology, Canadian Studies, Child Studies, Classical Civilization, Critical Race Studies, Directed Interdisciplinary Studies, Disability Studies, Environmental and Climate Humanities, European and Russian Studies, History, Human Rights, Humanities, Indigenous Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Linguistics, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Philosophy, Religion, Sexuality Studies, South Asian Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies.

Subject codes: AFRI, ALDS, ARCY, CDNS, CHST, CLCV, CRST, DBST, DIST, EACH, EURR, HIST, HUMR, HUMS, INDG, LACS, LING, MEMS, PHIL, RELI, SAST, SXST, WGST

Breadth Area 3: Science, Engineering, and Design

Architecture, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Science, Food Science and Nutrition, Health Sciences, Industrial Design, Information Resource Management, Information Technology (BIT), Information Technology (ITEC), Interactive Multimedia and Design, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Network Technology, Optical Systems and Sensors, Photonics, Statistics, Physics, and Technology, Society, Environment.

Subject codes: ACSE, AERO, ARCC, ARCH, ARCN, ARCS, ARCU, BIOC, BIOL, BIT, CHEM, CIVE, CMPS, COMP, ECOR, ELEC, ENSC, ENVE, ERTH, FOOD, HLTH, IDES, IMD, IRM, ISCI, ISCS, ISYS, ITEC, MAAE, MATH, MECH, NET, NEUR, NSCI, OSS, PHYS, PLT, SREE, STAT, SYSC, TSES

Breadth Area 4: Social Sciences

Anthropology, Business, Cognitive Science, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geomatics, Global and International Studies, Global Politics, Interdisciplinary Public Affairs, International Affairs, Law, Migration and Diaspora Studies, Political Management, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Affairs and Policy Management, Social Work, Sociology/Anthropology, Sociology

Subject codes: ANTH, BUSI, CGSC, CRCJ, ECON, ENST, GEOG, GEOM, GINS, GPOL, INAF, IPAF, LAWS, MGDS, PADM, PAPM, POLM, PSCI, PSYC, SOCI, SOWK

Declared and Undeclared Students

Degree students are considered "Undeclared" if they have been admitted to a degree, but have not yet selected and been accepted into a program within that degree. The status "Undeclared" is available only in the B.A. and B.Sc. degrees. Undeclared students must apply to enter a program upon or before completing 3.5 credits.

Change of Program Within the B.A. Degree

To transfer to a program within the B.A. degree, applicants must normally be Eligible to Continue (EC) in the new program, by meeting the CGPA thresholds described in Section 3.1.9 of the Academic Regulations of the University. 

Applications to declare or change programs within the B.A. degree online must be made online through Carleton Central by completing a Change of Program Elements (COPE) application form within the published deadlines. Acceptance into a program, or into a program element or option, is subject to any enrollment limitations, as well as specific program, program element, or option requirements as published in the relevant Calendar entry.

Minors, Concentrations, and Specializations

Students may add a Minor, Concentration, or Specialization by completing a Change of Program Elements (COPE) application form online through Carleton Central. Acceptance into a Minor, Concentration, or Specialization normally requires that the student be Eligible to Continue (EC) and is subject to any specific requirements of the intended Minor, Concentration, or Specialization as published in the relevant Calendar entry and in Section 3.1.9 of the Academic Regulations of the University.

Mention : français

Students registered in certain B.A. programs may earn the diploma notation Mention : français by completing part of their program requirements in French, and by demonstrating knowledge of the history and culture of French Canada. The general requirements are listed below. For more specific details, consult the departmental program entries.

Students in a B.A. Honours program must present:

  1. 1.0 credit in French language;
  2. 1.0 credit devoted to the history and culture of French Canada;
  3. 1.0 credit at the 2000- or 3000-level in the Honours discipline taken in French; and
  4. 1.0 credit at the 4000-level in the Honours discipline taken in French.

Students in a B.A. program must present:

  1. 1.0 credit in advanced French;
  2. 1.0 credit devoted to the history and culture of French Canada;
  3. 1.0 credit at the 2000- or 3000-level in the Major discipline taken in French.

Students in Combined Honours programs must fulfil the Mention : français requirement in both disciplines.

Courses taught in French (Items 3 and 4, above) may be taken at Carleton, at the University of Ottawa on the Exchange Agreement, or at a francophone university on a Letter of Permission. Students planning to take courses on exchange or on a Letter of Permission should take careful note of the residence requirement for a minimum number of Carleton courses in their programs. Consult the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar for information regarding study on exchange or Letter of Permission.

Admissions Information

Admission requirements are based on the Ontario High School System. Prospective students can view the admission requirements through the Admissions website at admissions.carleton.ca. The overall average required for admission is determined each year on a program-by-program basis. Holding the minimum admission requirements only establishes eligibility for consideration; higher averages are required for admission to programs for which the demand for places by qualified applicants exceeds the number of places available. All programs have limited enrolment and admission is not guaranteed. Some programs may also require specific course prerequisites and prerequisite averages and/or supplementary admission portfolios. Consult admissions.carleton.ca for further details.

Note: If a course is listed as recommended, it is not mandatory for admission. Students who do not follow the recommendations will not be disadvantaged in the admission process.

Admission Requirements

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

First Year

For B.A. and B.A. (Honours)
The Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including a minimum of six 4U or M courses. The six 4U or M courses must include a 4U course in English (or anglais). Applicants submitting an English language test to satisfy the requirements of the English Language Proficiency section of this Calendar may use that test to also satisfy the 4U English prerequisite requirement.

Biology
For the major in Biology in the B.A. program, in addition to the 4U English, a 4U course in Chemistry is required. Advanced Functions, and Calculus and Vectors are recommended.

Advanced Standing

Applications for admission beyond first year will be assessed on their merits. Applicants must normally be Eligible to Continue in their year level, in addition to meeting the CGPA thresholds described in Section 3.1.9 of the Academic Regulations of the University. Advanced standing will be granted only for those subjects assessed as being appropriate for the program and the stream selected.

Co-op Option

Direct Admission to the 1st Year of the Co-op Option
Co-op is available for the following Majors in the B.A. (Honours) degree: Anthropology, English, Environmental Studies, European and Russian Studies, French, Geography, Geomatics, History, Law, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology.

Applicants must:

  1. meet the required overall admission cut-off average and prerequisite course average. These averages may be higher than the stated minimum requirements;
  2. be registered as a full-time student in the Bachelor of Arts Honours with one of the majors listed above;
  3. be eligible to work in Canada (for off-campus work placements).

Meeting the above requirements only establishes eligibility for admission to the program. The prevailing job market may limit enrolment in the co-op option. Students should also note that hiring priority is given to Canadian citizens for co-op positions in the Public Service Commission.

Note: continuation requirements for students previously admitted to the co-op option and admission requirements for the co-op option after beginning the program are described in the Co-operative Education Regulations section of this Calendar.

Advanced Standing

B.A. and B.A. (Honours) Program

Applications for admission to the second or subsequent years will be assessed on their merits. Advanced standing will be granted only for those courses that are determined to be appropriate.

B.A. Honours Criminology and Criminal Justice

Admission to Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCJ) with advanced standing and transfer within the B.A. to CCJ by change of major is limited. Students require a minimum overall CGPA of 7.50 and will be admitted to the Honours program. Access to the CCJ B.A. degree is limited to CCJ B.A. Honours registered students who apply to transfer and to graduates of the Algonquin College Police Foundations program.