What does it look like to foster reconciliation and restoration with those who offend?
Gain a strong foundation in criminological theory and practical application. Discuss topics of criminal law, procedure and investigations, correction, juvenile justice and restorative justice from a Christian perspective, with emphasis on remediation, rehabilitation and restoration.
Right from the start, Redeemer's intentional integration of faith, supported by interdisciplinary and cross-functional learning, prepares you for the pathways and career goals that are unique to each student.
The addition of a criminal justice minor to your degree means that the extra concentration of skills, experiences and foundational knowledge broadens the scope of what you're already learning as part of your major.
Have the opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge as part of a 120-hour internship, where they both observe and participate in a job-related capacity under the supervision of experts in the field. Field trips to prisons and other correctional institutes are also part of the curriculum, providing opportunities to meet professionals in policing and corrections, including Redeemer graduates, who are now in these fields.
Alumni of Redeemer’s criminal justice program are making a positive impact in our society and in our communities.
Redeemer’s Criminal Justice Program provides you with the knowledge and relevant skills to set you on the path to a fulfilling career.
Alumni can go on to careers as...
Housing service leaders
Alumni can do further studies to earn...
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Police Foundations diploma
Paralegal studies diploma
MA in Community Development
PsyD in Clinical Psychology
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An introduction to the nature and study of social relationships and social institutions.
We will study human group behaviour in terms of culture, social interaction,
socialization, ethnicity, and gender. We will also analyze the internal dynamics and
external relations of social institutions including the family, church, school, and state.
Sociology of Crime and Deviance APS-241
A sociological analysis of deviant and criminal behaviour in society. After an overview of different explanations of crime, this course will concentrate on various dimensions of deviant behaviour such as delinquency, drug abuse, and white collar crime. Police and court response to criminal behaviour will also be analyzed.
Diversity In Canada: Implications for Social Work APS-332
This course provides students with the knowledge needed for practice with disadvantaged and oppressed groups. This course examines the history, demographics, and culture of various disenfranchised groups. A major theme of the
course is to provide an opportunity for exploration of how prejudice, discrimination, and exclusion affect the experiences of members of these groups. Another theme is the unique strengths and capacities within each group that should be recognized and utilized in effective social work practices. Social injustice occurs and is present at individual, institutional, and societal/structural levels; professional social work ethics and values demand cultural competence and cultural sensitivity practice at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. Critique of diversity perspectives from a Christian worldview will also be discussed.
Year 3 or 4 standing
Peace and Conflict Studies APS-339
This course will provide an introduction to the field of Peace and Conflict Studies, including social movements which address issues of peacemaking and conflict resolution. The course will include readings and discussion of key approaches to peacemaking including, but not limited to, those from a Reformed perspective. This course will also critically analyze current global situations of conflict, examining current initiatives to peacemaking and applying theory in search of alternate forms of conflict resolution.
An investigation of the nature of contemporary urban society. The origin and growth of cities and the dynamics of urban social interaction will be central areas of attention. Urban crime, conflict, and ecology will also be part of the examination
of social life in cities.
The internship course is designed to allow senior students the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge of the discipline in an occupational setting. Internships are completed in community based or governmental organizations and students are required to observe and participate in a job-related capacity under supervision. Admission to the internship requires instructor approval. The internship course is comprised of a placement (field work) and in-class component. See page 61 for information on internships.
Year 3 or 4 standing
Advanced Issues in Criminal Justice APS-441
This course will provide an in-depth analysis of advanced-level topics in the field of criminal justice, specifically the roles of policing, courts and corrections. Emphasis will be placed on how these elements of the criminal justice system have changed over time, and on current issues including restorative justice, community policing, and incarceration. The course will examine each of these areas through a critical lens
based on the Reformed perspective on faith and culture.
This course is an interdisciplinary study of the history and culture of Canadian indigenous peoples (including First Nations, Inuit, and Metis) with emphasis on contemporary issues surrounding Native life. The course involves lectures, films, student presentations, and field assignments.
Year 3 or 4 standing
Minors do not have program-specific admission requirements.
Applicants from Ontario will be considered for general undergraduate admission based on the following requirements:
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