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 Criminology
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SchoolVancouver Island University
LocationNanaimo, BC, Canada
School TypeUniversity
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 14,500
Full-time Graduate: 440
DegreeDiploma
Honours
Co-op
Length2 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*
Prerequisites
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Principles of Mathematics  or  Grade11 Precalculus 
Prerequisites Notes
Cost
International: $16,680

Approximate cost for books and supplies for one year: $1,330.00
Scholarships
DescriptionStudents interested in the diploma must apply to the Bachelor of Arts, Major in Criminology. Prior to completion of their first year, students must indicate their interest in exiting with their Criminology Diploma.

Criminology is an interdisciplinary science that focuses on law and its interpretation by the courts, patterns in crime, explanations for deviant and criminal behaviour, and society's reaction to law-breaking. The program introduces students to criminal law, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and case-law decisions made by the courts. Students examine the three main components of the criminal justice system—police, courts, and corrections. Students explore the trends and correlates of crime, including the influences of age, ethnicity, gender, and social class and how. Major explanations for crime account for these patterns by looking at historical, individual and social causes. The criminological focus is broadened with courses from other disciplines within the Social Sciences and Humanities.
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