Introduction to Criminology
This course critically investigates processes that define criminality; the relationship between control and consent; the administration of "justice," and the social contexts within which legal contests occur. It introduces students to critical and contemporary approaches as well as mainstream/traditional explanations. Note: Students must achieve a grade of at least B (6.00) in this course in order to be permitted to continue as a major in criminology, or to pursue additional criminology courses at the 2000, 3000 and 4000 levels. Under exceptional circumstances, non-majors who have not obtained a grade of at least B (6.00) may apply for special consideration to enrol in a criminology course for which AP/CRIM/SOSC 1650 6.00 is a prerequisite. This application should be made to the criminology program coordinator.