Georgian College - Course Outline


Term: Fall 2018

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Post Secondary

Two way equivalent(s):

PFPR 1010 - Criminology
PFPR 2044 - Criminology in Police Foundations

One way equivalent(s):

CRI 5203 - Criminology
GED 9135 - Criminology
PFP 1010 - Canadian Criminal Justice Sys

Students are advised to retain course outlines for future use in support of applications for employment or transfer of credits

Course Description:

Explore society's evolving definitions of deviance, crime and criminal behaviour using the concepts and theories of Criminology. Through an analysis of numerous cases, students learn to understand and apply theories regarding why criminal acts are committed, the role of the victim, and society's response to criminal acts. The criminal justice system, legislation and related controversies, are also considered.

Learning Outcomes:

1. discuss crime and criminal behaviour objectively;
2. assess definitions of deviance and crime;
3. describe crime trends and various elements that contribute to crime and criminal behaviour;
4. apply classic and contemporary research and theories to explain the causes of criminal behaviour;
5. examine theories of victimology;
6. describe the consequences of crime for victims, offenders and society, as well as the related moral and social controversies.

Course Content:


Tests/examinations/assignments must be written/submitted at the time specified. Requests for adjustments to that schedule must be made before the test/exam/assignment date to the faculty member. Failure to do so will result in a mark of “0”, unless an illness/emergency can be proven with appropriate documentation at no cost to the College.

The passing grade for all courses is 50%, or letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) unless otherwise noted below. The passing weighted average for promotion through each semester of a program is 60% and is a requirement to graduate.


A student at Georgian College can appeal the following:

  1. a mark on the assignment, test, examination or practical experience;
  2. a final mark for a course or co-op work term;
  3. missing or incorrect assessment information on a grade report and/or transcript

A student cannot appeal a decision regarding whether or not a PLA or Exemption is available for an individual course, nor the method of challenge used.

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