Course Code: PFP 150

Academic Year: 2023-2024

This course provides an examination of various theoretical explanations of criminal and deviant behaviour including classical, sociological, biological and psychological perspectives. Criminological theory related to various types of criminal activity and the reality of crime in Canada including victimology is examined through the use of crime statistics, main stream media coverage and correlates of criminal behaviour. The impact of theory on the development and effectiveness of the various criminal justice approaches are discussed with an emphasis on identifying future trends using a crime prevention focus. Students will apply theoretical models to real life challenges and develop an understanding of solutions to criminogenic issues using theory and best practices.