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Introduction to Crime, Correction, and Community
Description: Introduction to crime and correction in Canada. The theory and practice accompanying law enforcement, trial, correctional intervention, and probation and parole are analyzed by drawing from a range of disciplinary traditions such as ethical reflection, psychological theory, social and political thought, and biological understandings of criminality. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUCRI 160 and AUIDS 160.
Description: Integrative examination of theories of delinquency, the relationship of the young offender to Canadian criminal law, family, drug abuse, child abuse, and recent developments in community-based treatment programs. Prerequisites: One of AUSOC 101, 103, 105, AUIDS 160 or AUCRI 160, or consent of the instructor. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUCRI 200 and AUSOC 200.
Description: Introduction to sociological perspectives on social problems. Various theoretical orientations are applied to contemporary Canadian social issues such as poverty, gender issues, aboriginal rights, human sexuality, and regionalism. Prerequisites: One of AUSOC 101, 103, 105, AUIDS 160 or AUCRI 160, or consent of the instructor. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUCRI 222 and AUSOC 222.
Description: Interactionist analysis of processes accompanying the definition of deviance, subculture formation, careers of involvement in deviant activities, and the formal and informal regulation of deviance. Prerequisite: One of AUCRI 160, AUIDS 160, AUSOC 101, 103, 105. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUCRI 224 and AUSOC 224.
Criminology: A Canadian Perspective
Description: Examination of anthropological and sociological explanations of crime and criminality, including a cross-cultural analysis of the social processes accompanying criminal activities. The course focuses on criminality as defined under Canadian criminal law and the traditional legal systems of Canada's aboriginal peoples. Prerequisite: One of AUCRI 160, AUIDS 160, AUSOC 101, 103, 105. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUCRI 225 and AUSOC 225.
Description: Why is it that so much attention is paid to "street crime" while the crimes of the powerful go virtually unpunished and sometimes unnoticed? A comprehensive examination of the prevalence and impact of crime committed by the powerful, including white collar occupational crime, corporate crimes, and crimes committed by the state. Prerequisite: One of AUCRI 160, 224, 225, 353, AUIDS 160, AUPOL 353, AUSOC 224, 225, and 3rd year standing or consent of the instructor. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUCRI 327, 427, AUSOC 327, 427.
Law, Politics, and the Judicial Process
Description: Examination of the Canadian judicial branch of government in comparative perspective. The course probes court structures; judicial independence, appointment, discipline, and removal; judicial decision making processes; and courts and the public policy process. Prerequisite: One of AUPOL 103, 104 (2018), 221, AUCRI 160, AUIDS 160. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUCRI 353 and AUPOL 353.
Description: This course explores historical and contemporary relationships between women and the Canadian legal system. The course uses feminist legal theory to explore the evolution of areas of Canadian law of particular interest to women (for example: reproduction, abortion, family law, rape laws, criminal law) and political activism around the law and women's issues. Prerequisites: One of AUCRI 353, AUPOL 353, 355 or AUIDS 230. Notes: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUCRI 453 and AUPOL 453.
Description: Examination of the psychology of criminal behaviour and the legal system. Topics covered include theories of criminal behaviour, jury selection and decision-making, police interrogations and confessions, eyewitness testimony, and risk assessment and offender intervention programs. Prerequisite: AUPSY 240. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUCRI 488 and AUPSY 488.