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AUCRI160 Introduction to Crime, Correction, and Community Course Page

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.

AUCRI200 Young Offenders and the Law Course Page

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.

AUCRI222 Canadian Social Issues Course Page

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.

AUCRI224 Studies in Deviant Behaviour Course Page

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.

AUCRI225 Criminology: A Canadian Perspective Course Page

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.

AUCRI260 Crime and Community Studies and Information Literacy Course Page

Description: Introduction to library research and skills in the discipline of Crime and Community. Prerequisite: Second-year standing in an IDS-Crime and Community degree program. Corequisite: Second-year standing in Crime and Community. Any senior course in Crime and Community that requires library research. Notes: The corequisite must be taken concurrently. Credit may be obtained for only one of AUCRI 260, AUPOL 201, AUSOC 231.

AUCRI327 Crimes of the Powerful Course Page

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.

AUCRI353 Law, Politics, and the Judicial Process Course Page

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, 221, AUCRI 160, AUIDS 160. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUCRI 353 and AUPOL 353.

AUCRI422 The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms Course Page

Description: Study of the Canadian Charter and its effect on Canadian politics and government. The course traces the development of Charter jurisprudence and examines the Charter's effect on federalism, public policy (including criminal law), and political culture. Prerequisite: One of AUPOL 103, 104, 221, AUCRI 160, AUIDS 160. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUCRI 422 and AUPOL 422.

AUCRI427 Crimes of the Powerful Course Page

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.

AUCRI453 Women and the Law Course Page

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.

AUCRI488 Law and Forensic Psychology Course Page

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.