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Criminal Justice and Public Policy

University of Guelph
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Guelph
English
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Program description

Criminal Justice and Public Policy

Investigate the links between law, public policy and social and criminal justice in this collaborative major between the Departments of Sociology and Anthropology, and Political Science. Graduate with a critical understanding of public policy, criminal justice and criminology, and the Canadian legal system, for a related career or post-graduate studies.

Admission requirements

For more information about admission requirements please visit the university website.


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Program content

Honours Major

Year One

  • Social and Political Issues
  • Issues in Canadian Politics

Year Two

  • Introductory Methods
  • Criminological Theory
  • Law from a Political Science Perspective
  • Public Administration or Canadian Government
  • Social Deviance
  • Homicide

Year Three

  • Law, Politics and Judicial Process
  • Politics and the Charter of Right
  • The Canadian Constitution and Canadian Federalism
  • Public Policy
  • Governing Criminal Justice
  • Corruption, Scandal and Political Ethics
  • Comparative Public Policy and Administration
  • Law and Society
  • Young Justice
  • Courts and Society
  • Corrections and Penology
  • Police in Society
  • Popular Culture and Punishment
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Issues in Social and Political Philosophy
  • Psychology of Law

Year Four

  • Advanced Topics in Law and Politics
  • Advanced Topics Lecture in Law and Politics
  • Courts and Parliament
  • Women, Justice and Public Policy
  • Multi-Level Governance in Canada
  • Topics in Public Management
  • Topics in Public Policy
  • Advanced Lecture in Public Management
  • Advanced Lecture in Public Policy
  • Advanced Lecture in Women, Justice and Public Policy
  • Advanced Topics in Rights and Liberties
  • Advanced Lecture in Rights and Liberties
  • Honours Political Science Research I
  • Honours Political Science Research II
  • Violence and Society
  • Advanced Topics in Criminology
  • Advanced Topics in Criminal Justice
  • Honours Sociology Thesis I
  • Honours Sociology Thesis II

Honours Minor

  • Introductory Philosophy: Social and Political Issues
  • Issues in Canadian Politics
  • Public Administration or Canadian Government
  • Law from a Political Science Perspective
  • Introductory Methods
  • Crime and Criminal Justice
  • Law, Politics and Judicial Process
  • The Constitution and Canadian Federalism
  • Governing Criminal Justice
  • Public Policy: Challenges and Prospects
  • Corruption, Scandal and Political Ethics
  • Comparative Public Policy and Administration
  • Social Deviance
  • Homicide
  • Law and Society
  • Young Offenders
  • Courts and Society
  • Corrections and Penology
  • Police in Society

Scholarships & funding

We offer several scholarships, for more information please visit our website.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for Canadian Students/Permanent Residents - $6,091 per year and for International Students - $24,300 - 33,551 per year

Career opportunities

Students enrolled in CJPP have a variety of career options when they graduate. They may choose law enforcement, probation/parole and corrections work which directly relate to the criminology portion of the program. Some may also choose to further their studies with a post-degree forensics program, social work, addictions counselling, law school or graduate work in criminology. For those students who particularly enjoy the public policy end of the program, there are a variety of opportunities as policy analysts in government, non-profit groups or industry. Others may choose to go on to law school or pursue a graduate degree in political science, public administration or public policy.

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About this institute

University of Guelph

University of Guelph

The University of Guelph is ranked as one of Canada’s top comprehensive universities, with top marks in student experience. No matter where you're from, once you enrol at U of G, you’re part of a community – a network of...


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Why study at University of Guelph

The city of Guelph was ranked in 2019 as one of the top 50 places to live in Canada.

The university campus boats a gorgeous walking campus, stunning greenery and beautiful building and facilities.

With over 200 student clubs, 7 dining halls, 19 intramural sports and a 25,000 sq. foot fitness centre, you can see why we are recognized as a Canadian leader in student experience.

There are so many ways for prospective international students to reach out to the university. Check out all our social media handles, as well as our university website and admission pages for up to date news. We also offer international students the ability to chat with current international students through our UniBuddy platform. Go onto our international admission webpages to find more details on how to get in touch with a student or staff UniBuddy and start chatting!

Contact info

University of Guelph

50 Stone Road East
N1G 2W1 Guelph Ontario
Canada

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www.uoguelph.ca

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