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Humber’s Bachelor of Social Science – Criminal Justice degree program provides you with a broad-based understanding of the criminal justice system, why crime occurs and how best to respond to crime on both a societal and individual level. The curriculum combines both theory and applied skills, providing you with the breadth of knowledge and experience you need to meet the demands of a position in this field. Special emphasis is placed on understanding the perspectives of offenders, front-line professionals, administrators, the community and others who come into contact with the criminal justice system.
In the first year, you will participate in a Social Science foundation year including courses such as Introduction to Psychology, Sociology, Interpersonal Communication Skills, and Human Rights and Social Inclusion courses to ground you in the larger social science field. You will focus in specialized criminal justice courses in your second to fourth years of study. Your studies allow you to develop knowledge and skills critical to a variety of fast-paced, ever-changing settings within the criminal justice system.
Second-year courses provide a fundamental understanding of key concepts and theoretical approaches developed in relation to crime, victimization, criminalization, criminal justice and penal practice. Subsequent criminal justice course content includes more in-depth study of:
Humber’s multidisciplinary teaching approach emphasizes critical thinking, as well as analytical, organizational, research and writing skills. These are combined with the development of professional skills including communication, interpersonal skills, conflict management, problem solving, team building and leadership.
Note: Optional information sessions may be held throughout the year for applicants who wish to learn more about the program.Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Describe and critically examine a range of key concepts and theoretical approaches within criminology and criminal justice and provide an evaluation of their application.
Evaluate complex social problems in terms of criminological theories of crime, deviance, victimization, crime control and penal practice.
Provide an analytical account of social diversity and inequality and their effects in relation to crime, victimization, crime control and penal practice.
Analyze the value of criminological work as it applies to crime, crime victims, policing, criminal justice and penal policies.
Outline and interpret the historical development of the Canadian Correctional System while discussing the core values and principles associated with the Criminal Justice System and evaluate the various ethical systems.
Analyze the structure and operation of correctional facilities.
Evaluate the complex role of the community in the Criminal Justice system while discussing the roles of the various players within the criminal justice system and the interdependence that exists among them.
Identify the process of program management and measure the cost and effectiveness of correctional programs.
Discuss the challenges and rewards of working with special populations in an institutional and community setting.
Evaluate the effectiveness of institutional and community correctional intervention by comparing provincial, national and international jurisdictions while evaluating alternatives to the current correctional intervention strategies, with a view to anticipating future directions.
Examine and apply a range of research strategies and methods and assess the appropriateness of their use.
Formulate and evaluate criminological questions with clarity while analyzing the ethical implications of criminological research in a variety of applied research settings.
Discuss criminological topics with an appreciation of criminological theory, of evidence, limitations, and of relevance to current debates and present conclusions in a variety of appropriate academic formats.
Employ effective interpersonal communication skills and techniques to interact with clients, team members and the community overall, working effectively and assertively in groups or teams to achieve desired goals and resolve differing and/or opposing ideas and points of view through the use of effective conflict management skills.
Acknowledge the limits of knowledge in the field of social science and criminal justice through academic writing and professional practices.
Adhere to the laws, codes, regulations, standards and practices to protect the health, safety and welfare of clients, the public and other professionals in the Criminal Justice System.
Demonstrate ongoing self-reflection, self-awareness, self-confidence, self-direction, self-management and use resources to plan for and attain personal, career and work-related goals.
Use and sharpen new skills while gaining crucial on-the-job work experience during two mandatory work terms that take place after semesters four and six on a full-time or part-time basis (280 hours each term). The placements, which are unpaid, are arranged with the assistance of a Humber placement advisor.
Watch the video to learn more about the Criminal Justice degree program and see our state-of-the-art facilities.
Associate Dean Dr. Jeanine Webber, Program Coordinator for the BAA-CJ Dr. Alyssa Ferns and two 4th year BAA-CJ students, Marina Alves and Anna Maskulka traveled to Winnipeg, MB for the Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) Applied Research Symposium where Marina and Anna received awards for their contributions to applied research.
Two common semesters between the Community Development and Criminal Justice Degree programs give students the chance to develop a broader understanding of courses with flexibility to move between degree options before year two.
At the heart of the Criminal Justice programs lies the Humber Centre for Justice Leadership, a state-of-the-art building designed to take education above and beyond the classroom.
Humber’s School of Social & Community Services enjoys an excellent reputation within the criminal justice community, both locally and internationally.
Explore the Sim Lab as students use the latest in digital technology, FAAC simulators create life like situations to train students in driving skills, conflict resolution and the use of force. The School of Social and Community Services has acquired this leading edge system, the first full 180-degree, interfacing simulators in Canada, to support your learning in a safe environment that provides immediate feedback and customizes based on your approach.
You’ll learn from expert professors who bring both advanced degrees and a wealth of experience from the field to the classroom. Our professors are committed to providing you with practical, hands-on training to help you achieve the career you want.View Faculty Credentials
PhD (Criminology) - Simon Fraser University, BC
MA (Criminology) - Simon Fraser University, BC
BA (Sociology) - Queen's University
Professor and Program Coordinator
PhD - London School of Economics
MSc - London School of Economics
BA - University of California at Santa Cruz
BA – York University
Masters of Public Policy, Administration & Law – York University
Juris Doctor – In progress – Osgoode Hall Law School
MA - Central Michigan University
Masters of Law – York University
MA – University of Guelph
PhD - Carleton University
MA - Carleton University
BA (Honours) - University of Guelph
Professor and Program Coordinator
MSc – Niagara University, New York, USA
BA – Wilfrid Laurier University
MEd – University of Toronto
BA (Sociology – Honours) – York University
PhD – York University
MA – Carleton University
BA (Honours) – Carleton University
PhD – OISE, University of Toronto
MA - York University
BA - University of Western Ontario
PhD (Sociology) – University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
MA (Criminology) – University of Toronto
MA (Sociology) – University of Baghdad, Iraq
BA (Sociology) – University of Baghdad, Iraq
Diploma (Addiction Studies) – University of Toronto – Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
MSc - Niagara University
BEd - University of Toronto
BSc - University of Guelph
DPhil – University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa
MSocSci – University of Natal, South Africa
BSocSci (Honours) – University of Natal, South Africa
PhD - Carleton University
MSW - Carleton Unversity
BA (Honours) - Queen's University
Your career will allow you to help contribute towards creating safe and healthy communities.
You may find yourself in a variety of roles such as police officer, sheriff, court officer, provincial probation and parole officer, federal parole officer, provincial or federal adult correctional officer, provincial youth service officer, open custody youth worker, community crime prevention worker, victim services worker, insurance fraud investigator, transportation enforcement officer, border services officer, finance inspectors (tobacco) and policy analyst.
Employment opportunities exist in a variety of settings such as institutional or community corrections, police services, government agencies, and non-government organizations.
Opportunities for membership include:
The requirements for the additional credential(s) are determined by the granting body, which is independent from the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.
Meet Evan Harrison. Evan is a graduate of the Bachelor of Applied Arts - Criminal Justice Degree program. Watch the video to find out more about how the program helped Evan prepare to work in Criminal Justice.
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