Georgian College - Course Outline


Term: Fall 2018

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Post Secondary



Co-requisite(s) and Concurrent Prerequisite(s):



PFP 1010 Canadian Criminal Justice Sys
and CRI 5203 Criminology
and GED 9135 Criminology
and PFP 2010 Criminology
and PFPR 1010 Criminology

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:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

1. Discuss the way in which Canadian society defines crime and deviance.
2. Explain the elements that contribute to crime and criminal behaviour.
3. Interpret investigative information objectively.
4. Analyze concepts and correlates of criminal behaviour in Canada
5. Apply biological, psychological, and sociological theories to crime and deviance.

Course Content:

1. Concepts of crime, law, and criminology within a
Canadian context
2. Crime data
3. Types of crime
4. Correlates of criminal behaviour
5. Theories of crime and deviance
- Biological
- Psychological
- Sociological
6. Crime and society
7. Future directions in criminology


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.

Tests 60%
Assignments 40%

This course has no final exam and no supplemental privileges.

Prior Learning Assessment:

This course is eligible for Prior Learning Assessment. If you feel you have acquired equivalent skills and knowledge through life and work experience, you can request an assessment. Contact your program co-ordinator, or the Office of the Registrar.


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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