A NEW SPECIAL TOPICS COURSE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINOLOGY
Course: CC 405S (Public Criminology), Fall Term 2012
When: Tuesdays at 7pm to 9:50pm (Public lecture runs from 7pm to 8:30pm)
Who: All are welcome. No preparation necessary.
Where: Research and Academic Centre East (RCE) Building (150 Dalhousie St.), Room 004
WHAT IS THE PUBLIC CRIMINOLOGY COURSE?
The aim of Public Criminology is to reach beyond the university in an effort to bring criminology and deviance into conversations with multiple publics.
At its core, Public Criminology attempts to address the following questions:
- What is the role and value of criminology in a democratic society?
- How can criminology find a voice in a world in which crime and punishment are the central focus of government agendas and public discourse?
- What 'good' do we want criminological research to promote?
Each class in the Public Criminology course will feature:
- A lecture from an invited esteemed criminologist
- A roundtable style discussion between students, members of the public, and the featured presenter
We would like to gratefully acknowledge the financial support we have received from Wilfrid Laurier University and Mr. Jeff Noble and family of Brantford ON