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Wilfrid Laurier University Laurier Brantford
July 5, 2015
Canadian Excellence


Welcome to the Department of Criminology


Criminology is the scientific study of crime, criminals, victims and the law.  Studies in Criminology at Laurier Brantford will introduce students to crime and justice issues using an interdisciplinary and contemporary approach well-suited to a fast-changing world of work and education.

As a discipline, Criminology is an excellent program of study for students with a wide range of career aspirations.  Students graduating with an Honours BA in Criminology at Laurier Brantford may pursue careers in a variety of professions.  These include but are not limited to community services, probation, parole, policing, research, government services, corrections, customs and the gaming industry.  Graduates who wish to continue their education may elect continued studies at the graduate level in criminology, sociology, anthropology or law and other professional studies.


Laurier Brantford's Honour Criminology program brings together the core curriculum of Contemporary Studies with the fascinating study of crime. Studying Criminology at Laurier Brantford offers students a number of advantages including:

  • Diverse range of course offerings
  • Increased first-year student access to Criminology courses
  • Innovative faculty research programs
  • Student-focused academic experience that emphasizes the critical thinking, communication, and writing skills valued by prospective employers
  • A range of academic and employment opportunities for graduates
  • Core interdisciplinary program and common learning experience

Public Criminology Lecture Series - Dr. Kim Pate

Public Criminology Lecture Series - Dr. Kim Pate

Dr. Kim Pate
(Headline - Oct 02)

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Criminology Student Association - 3rd Annual Conference
(Headline - Mar 07)
Public Criminology Lecture Series - Bernard Schissel
(Headline - Nov 24)
Public Criminology Lecture Series - Patricia Erickson
(Headline - Nov 17)
Public Criminology Lecture Series - Tullio Capputo
(Headline - Nov 10)
Public Criminology Lecture Series - Justin Piché
(Headline - Nov 03)
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Room 121, Grand River Hall

Office Hrs: 8:30 to 4:30

Department Chair:

Dr. Ken Dowler

Ext. 5754

Undergraduate Officer:

Dr. Debra Langan

Ext. 5919

Graduate Officer:

Dr. Stacey Hannem

Ext. 5785

Academic Program Assistant:

Margaret (Marg) Harris

Ext. 5623