Georgian College - Course Outline


Term: Winter 2019

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Course Number:
PLA Applicable:
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Post Secondary

Two way equivalent(s):

PFPR 1010 - Criminology

One way equivalent(s):

GED 9135 - Criminology
PFP 1010 - Canadian Criminal Justice Sys
PFP 2010 - Criminology

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

Course Description:

This course explores how society defines crime, criminal behaviour, and deviance. Using specific cases, students explore and analyze the theories behind acts of crime and society's response to criminal acts. The role of the criminal justice system is also considered.

Learning Outcomes:

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


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.


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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