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Wilfrid Laurier University Laurier Brantford
August 31, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence

Program Options and Requirements



PROGRAM OPTIONS

The M.A. program in Criminology encompasses three distinct areas of specialization outlined below:

International Crime & Justice

 Media Criminology

 Culture, Crime, & Policy

This specialization focuses on global justice issues including terrorism, crimes against humanity, cybercrime, human rights and criminal justice, and the role of international criminal justice agencies. This specialization focuses on the social construction of crime, victimiazation, criminal law, policing, and models of justice in various entertainment and new media forms. This specialization focuses on the study of victimization, legal and social policy aimed at crime prevention and punishment, youth crime, psychology of crime, cultural criminology, and restorative justice.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Coursework: In the first year of the program, students complete their coursework, which is comprised of five required courses and three electives. The five required courses are:

Two Methods Courses:

  • CC 601 (Qualitative Fieldwork into the Study of Deviance)
  • CC 602 (Advanced Quantitative Research Methods)

Two Theory Courses:

  • CC 603 (From Theory to Practice: Deviance and Social Control)
  • CC 604 (Advanced Criminological Theory: Recent Trends and Developments)

The Professionalization Seminar:

  • CC 606 (Research and Professionalization Seminar)

The M.A. Thesis (CC 699): As part of the program, students will complete a thesis in which they engage in original research on an approved topic. Students will typically begin work on the MA. thesis in the Spring Term of Year 1. Work on the thesis continues into Year 2.

PROGRAM SEQUENCE

The normal sequence of registration is illustrated in the following table:

 Fall Term - Year 1

 Winter Term - Year 1

Spring Term - Year 1


COURSEWORK

Up to 4 courses:

CC 601

(Qualitative Fieldwork into the Study of Deviance)

CC 603

(From Theory to Practice: Deviance and Social Control)

1 or 2 Elective Courses*

COURSEWORK

Up to 4 courses:

CC 602

(Advanced Quantitative Research Methods)

CC 604

(Advanced Criminological Theory: Recent Trends and Developments)

CC 606

(Research and Professionalization Seminar)

1 or 2 Elective Courses*

Thesis

CC 699 (Thesis)


Fall Term - Year 2

Winter Term - Year 2

Spring Term - Year 2


thesis

CC 699 (Thesis)

thesis

CC 699 (Thesis)

Thesis

CC 699 (Thesis)


*Students may take their electives, or a portion of their electives, in their second year of the program with the approval of the Graduate Officer, Dr. Thomas Fleming.