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Bachelor of Community and Criminal Justice (Honours)

Credential:
Bachelor of Community and Criminal Justice (Honours)
College Code:
CONS
School:
Health & Life Sciences and Community Services
Program Code:
1240C
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
DO
Academic Year:
2018 / 2019

About the Program

This program, delivered at the honours level, provides students with the skills to analyze the reasons for crime and the various approaches to crime prevention, as well as the means to support healthy and safe communities. It emphasizes the importance of inter-agency and inter-professional collaboration in addressing both individual and societal issues related to crime. Students develop strong problem-solving skills, systemic/critical thinking and interpersonal communication skills to become leaders within the community justice and criminal justice systems. Graduates are prepared to research, initiate, implement, and evaluate social policy and programs.

Students participate in a co-op work term within probation and parole offices, correctional facilities, treatment facilities, police services, various residential centres and other community justice agencies benefiting from the strong base of community programs already existing within the Region of Waterloo.

Graduates of Police Foundations/Community and Justice Services/Protection, Security and Investigations/Social Service Worker programs should contact the program coordinator for information regarding their eligibility for advanced standing.

Program Information

Length: Four-year Academic Co-operative Bachelor's degree program
Delivery Sequence: Doon (Kitchener) - September/2018 - Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: September
First-Year Capacity: 30

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Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2017-2018 year are listed below. Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2017 / 2018) for Bachelor of Community and Criminal Justice (Honours) - Program # 1240c

Doon - Fall 2017 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2017-09-05)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80
Program Services Fee $67.00 $67.00
Full time Degree Tuition $3500.00 $3500.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
Health Documentation Fee $58.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60
Session Total $4422.65 $4078.65
Year Total   $8501.30
Doon - Fall 2017 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80
Program Services Fee $67.00 $67.00
Full time Degree Tuition $3500.00 $3500.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
Health Documentation Fee $58.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60
Session Total $4422.65 $4078.65
Year Total   $8501.30
Doon - Fall 2017 Level 5 & 6 & 7 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018 Spring 2018
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95 $0.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55 $0.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10 $0.00
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55 $0.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80 $0.00
Program Services Fee $67.00 $67.00 $0.00
Full time Degree Tuition $3500.00 $3500.00 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54 $0.00
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00 $0.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56 $0.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00 $0.00
Health Documentation Fee $58.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60 $0.00
Session Total $4422.65 $4078.65 $0.00
Year Total     $8501.30
Doon - Fall 2017 Level 8 & 9 (Program Start: 2014-09-02)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80
Program Services Fee $67.00 $67.00
Full time Degree Tuition $3500.00 $3500.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
Health Documentation Fee $58.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60
Session Total $4422.65 $4078.65
Year Total   $8501.30

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2017 / 2018) for
Bachelor of Community and Criminal Justice (Honours) - Program # 1240c


Doon - Fall 2017 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2017-09-05)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018
International Program Tuition $0.00 $0.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80
Program Services Fee $67.00 $67.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
Health Documentation Fee $58.00 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $485.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60
International - Degree Program Tuition $6600.00 $6600.00
Session Total $8096.65 $7553.65
Year Total   $15650.30

Doon - Fall 2017 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018
International Program Tuition $0.00 $0.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80
Program Services Fee $67.00 $67.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
Health Documentation Fee $58.00 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $485.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60
International - Degree Program Tuition $6600.00 $6600.00
Session Total $8096.65 $7553.65
Year Total   $15650.30

Doon - Fall 2017 Level 5 & 6 & 7 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018 Spring 2018
International Program Tuition $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95 $0.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55 $0.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10 $0.00
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55 $0.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80 $0.00
Program Services Fee $67.00 $67.00 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54 $0.00
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00 $0.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56 $0.00
Health Documentation Fee $58.00 $0.00 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $485.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60 $0.00
International - Degree Program Tuition $6600.00 $6600.00 $0.00
Session Total $8096.65 $7553.65 $0.00
Year Total     $15650.30

Doon - Fall 2017 Level 8 & 9 (Program Start: 2014-09-02)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018
International Program Tuition $0.00 $0.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80
Program Services Fee $67.00 $67.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
Health Documentation Fee $58.00 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $485.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60
International - Degree Program Tuition $6600.00 $6600.00
Session Total $8096.65 $7553.65
Year Total   $15650.30

Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.

Co-op Information

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates will be well prepared for careers as probation and parole officers, police officers, community workers, front-line youth workers, policy analysts and program planners within government. Graduates may also work in crime prevention and response, community building, and within regulatory agencies. Training in criminal justice and human behaviour provides meaningful preparation for those seeking positions within other criminal justice fields including institutional corrections and border security. Scholarly and analytical skill development will also provide a strong foundation for those wishing to pursue graduate training in related disciplines.

On average, 84% of graduates from the last three years (2014 to 2016) found employment within six months of graduation.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions. View the transfer agreement opportunities for this program.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details (1240C)
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
ENGL71000 Academic Communications

Description: This course is intended to develop the communication skills required in academic studies, which will translate into useful writing and presentation skills in Canada's increasingly intercultural professional and technical domains. Students will practice planning, drafting, and revising documents. The complex process of researching, creating, and revising arguments will encourage critical thinking, grammatical writing, and appropriate citation skills. Correct formatting of research papers and effective oral presentation skills will be emphasized.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

LAW71115 Introduction to Social Justice

Description: This course introduces students to social issues and concepts of social justice for application to the areas of community and criminal justice. Key topics will include structural explanations of social inequality and theories of justice. Examples will be drawn from groups and populations that showcase opportunities for community development and support for social inclusion. Through reflective classroom opportunities, students will discuss, review and connect these ideas in terms of their own interests, values and career aspirations. They also will begin the creation of a learning portfolio that will chronicle their learning process in the program and facilitate their reflections of learning about the field.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

LAW72300 Criminology

Description: This course develops the student's understanding and analysis of why criminals act the way they do, the settings and the transactional character of crime, the response to crime and the impact on victims and society. Various theoretical explanations of criminal behaviour including the sociological, biological and psychological are explored utilizing an integrated approach to analysis and response.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PSYC71240 Psychology: Basic Processes Of Behaviour

Description: Psychology is the study of behaviour - that of humans and other creatures. This one-semester course is about the basic concepts of psychological research methods, learning, memory, perception, states of consciousness, motivation, and emotion.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: Interdisciplinary
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Interdisciplinary Elective Details
Level 2
CRIM71000 Applied Ethics in Criminal Justice

Description: This course focuses on ethical issues faced by individuals working in the Canadian Criminal Justice System. It helps students to clarify their values and establish a framework for ethical decision-making within inter-professional, work environments. The course will develop practical skills related to critical reasoning, constructive shared problem-solving, inter-professional collaboration and approaches to ethical dilemmas. Students will develop self-awareness of the bases of their own values and ethical practices so that they may make informed ethical decisions. They will continue the development of a reflective learning portfolio.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CRIM71010 Restorative Justice

Description: This course will provide an overview of the concepts, traditions, and practices forming the bases for contemporary applications of restorative justice. Approaches to restorative justice will be introduced and critically appraised in relation to various practices, policies, and legislative and cultural contexts. Criminal justice theories of punishment will be analyzed in comparison to restorative justice theories.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

LAW71400 Canadian Law and Legal System I

Description: In this course, the student will be introduced to Canadian Law and the Canadian Legal System by becoming familiar with the language of the law and the terminology used throughout the administration of justice. Recognition of how law is established through judicial and legislative authority will be developed and the concepts and principles which form the structure and procedure of both civil and criminal law will be examined. This course enables the student to analyze the elements of an offence, to classify offences and to identify possible defenses in criminal cases. Students will examine specific elements of selected Criminal Code offences, such as offences against the person, against property and against public order. The student learns the responsibilities and limitations of citizens and officers in the context of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Students will research case law and assess its impact on criminal offences and use case law to argue or defend decisions.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PSYC71000 Personal and Professional Orientiatons to Practice

Description: This course encourages students to explore their understanding of working with people in a supportive and professional way. Students explore values, biases, personal influences, and professional expectations as they relate to client focused services and supports in community and institutional delivery contexts. The emphasis on self-awareness requires the students to examine their understanding of themselves and their impact on people they serve.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: Interdisciplinary
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Interdisciplinary Elective Details
Level 3
COMM72000 Interpersonal Communications, Interviewing and Facilitation Skills

Description: In this course, students are engaged in small group experiences to learn and practice counselling and facilitated meaning making skills. Students will learn about the theories and skills associated with client engagement, assessment, exploration of deeper issues, goal setting and initial contracting. Some emphasis will be placed on monitoring client progress and termination. A highly interactive course, student participation is essential in order to effectively practice these skills in a structured and safe environment. The skills developed in this course are transferable to counselling, consulting, research and community collaboration activities. Students will build on insights developed in Personal-Professional Orientations to Practice, to continue to develop self-understanding and awareness of their impacts on the people they serve. Students will continue the development of a reflective learning portfolio.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PSYC71000
CoRequisites:

LAW71100 Canadian Criminal Justice System

Description: This course covers the central components of the Canadian Criminal Justice System including the major criminal justice agencies and the way the agencies operate to identify, apprehend, process and control offenders. The integration of the Canadian Criminal Justice System is examined in light of contemporary social, political and economic issues. Changes to legislation, innovations in technology and changes in the types of crimes being committed and their impact are considered.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

LAW72400 Canadian Law and Legal System II

Description: In this course, students will explore how legislation impacts social interactions and social order in the context of application and advocacy. This course also enables the student to analyze the rights and obligations of citizens involving areas of civil law. This course will provide the student with a basic understanding of the development of labour unions in Canada in the Community Safety environment. Students will be introduced to the practical skills needed to manage effectively in unionized workplaces. Through primary research, and scenario based learning the student will have an opportunity to discuss organized labour from the viewpoints of both labour and management in the Community Safety Field.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: LAW71400
CoRequisites:

PSYC72105 Developmental Psychology

Description: Developmental psychology is the study of the process of change and continuity throughout the life of individuals. The course will follow the progression of these changes and continuities from conception through infancy, childhood, adolescence and early adulthood. The course will examine the theoretical, research and applied knowledge that has been gained in this discipline. Essential in this course will be an exploration of the contributing factors to both normal and abnormal developmental outcomes, such as deviance, mental health difficulties and health and wellness.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: PSYC71240
CoRequisites:

Electives: Interdisciplinary
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 4
CEPR71050 Co-op and Career Preparation

Description: This series of modules prepares degree level students for job searching for their co-op work terms and for their future careers. Students will examine the co-operative education policies and procedures and will learn the expectations, rules, and regulations that apply in the workplace concerning social, organizational, ethical, and safety issues while deepening their awareness of self-reflective practices. Students will critically reflect on their skills, attitudes, and expectations and evaluate available opportunities in the workplace. Successful completion of this course is a requirement for co-op eligibility.
Hours: 14
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HEAL71010 Health and Wellness

Description: This course focuses on theoretical and practical applications of the principles of health and wellness. Students are encouraged to identify and assess their present state of health and wellness skills, and will then be required to apply wellness theory and new health related skills in order to improve and/or maintain their overall wellbeing in the areas of physical fitness, stress management and psychological health, and proper nutrition. Knowledge and skills developed in this course will assist students as they prepare for careers in law enforcement and criminal justice professions. In particular, students will be better equipped to recognize critical work-related stressors, caused by acute physical, mental, and emotional demands, and apply theories and strategies to enable them to minimize their effects.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

LAW73010 Youth Justice

Description: This course enables the student to get a clear appreciation of the historical/philosophical evolution of the youth criminal justice system. Students will examine and analyze, in the context of the Youth Criminal Justice Act and other relevant legislation, the detention, interviewing and processing of young offenders through the criminal justice system. Students will learn to interpret and apply the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) in relevant police investigations. In addition, students will be able to summarize and appraise extrajudicial measures which may be employed with a view to aiding and rehabilitating a young offender and the conditions under which they may be used.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: LAW71100, PSYC72105
CoRequisites:

LAW73035 Crime Prevention and Community Safety

Description: This course develops the student's ability to analyze, understand and apply various theories and measures for preventing crime and enhancing community safety and wellbeing. Anticipation, recognition and appraisal of crime risk and the initiation of strategies to reduce or remove crime are studied. Students will be introduced to strategies for strengthening community resilience with an emphasis on collaborative, risk-based approaches. This course will also encourage students to reflect on their own attitudes and perspectives to crime prevention and community safety and wellbeing.
Hours: 56
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PSYC71000
CoRequisites:

Electives: Interdisciplinary
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 5
FPLT73000 Field Placement I (Bachelor of Community and Criminal Justice

Description: This is both a community based placement and a weekly seminary class focusing on the development and integration of professional practice skills through active learning, community involvement, and exploration. The placement will involve opportunities for supervised community involvement for mutual gain of both the student and the host organization. The seminar will support and extend the placement through an emphasis on: self-awareness; organizational acuity and organizational behaviour; the application of knowledge and skills; and professional meaning making. The course will also provide an opportunity for students to reflect on their placements in the context of: organizational structures, roles and accountabilities; service delivery models; and individual services and service systems. Students will continue the development of a reflective learning portfolio.
Hours: 84
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PSYC73020 Cognitive and Social Psychology

Description: Students will examine human cognitive and social processes and how individuals deal with real-life situations including problem solving and decision making. Topics covered include perception, memory, attention, attributions, social networks and social support, social identity, errors and biases, heuristics, stereotypes, prejudice, radicalization and terrorism, stigma and racism.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PSYC72105
CoRequisites:

PSYC73040 From Trauma to Recovery: Victimhood to Social Inclusion

Description: This course will focus on the nature and extent of traumatic experiences among populations involved in community justice and criminal justice. Theories of trauma and their application in treatment and support environments will be explored, along with concepts and research related to resilience, social inclusion, hope, and recovery. The criminal justice system will be analyzed for how it responds to trauma. Students will examine community-based and professional models of trauma recovery, with a special focus on arts-based and peer support programs. Vicarious trauma will be studied and students will have opportunity to reflect upon how to maintain health while working in the field of trauma.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

RSCH73000 Understanding Research

Description: This course will present an overview of social scientific methods. The course will address the major components of the research process, including development of theoretically informed hypotheses, implementation of theoretical concepts, development of data collection instruments, testing of hypotheses through data analysis, and the presentation of research results. The student will develop the skills necessary to read and critically analyze social science research and discuss the ethics of social research.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

SOC73040 Diversity: Special Populations in Community and Criminal Justice

Description: In this course, students will critically assess social inequality and the distinctive positions of certain groups in relation to community and criminal justice. Topics will include aging populations, LGBTQ, women, poverty, race and ethnicity, colonial experiences, different abilities and religion. Through analysis of diversity and by engaging in self-reflection, students will examine the definitions of diversity and the enablers and barriers to social inclusion. This course orients learners to diversity from the perspective of anti-oppression frameworks. The course examines the social construction of social problems from a lens that highlights oppression and dominance. Issues around social justice and diversity are positioned to inform the learner about the personal, cultural, and institutional forms of oppression that maintain privilege for some and oppression for others.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: LAW71115
CoRequisites:

Level 6
FPLT73010 Field Placement II (Bachelor of Community and Criminal Justice

Description: Building on Field Placement I (Bachelor of Community and Criminal Justice), students will use their community placements and weekly seminars to extend individual and group learning and insights, to identify personal interests, and to further consolidate skill development in anticipation of the coop work term and the fourth year capstone research projects. Students will continue the development of a reflective learning portfolio.
Hours: 84
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: FPLT73000
CoRequisites:

LAW73040 Human Rights and International Justice

Description: This course will examine current human rights and international justice issues. Students will examine and analyze significant topical national and international matters, including systems comparisons, vulnerable populations, transnational crime and justice, and social justice issues. Through analyzing legislation and justice practices internationally, students will explore diversity and complex social issues that impact human rights and international relations. This course will provide students with an overview of theoretical understandings for application and critically assess the application and utility of policies and legislation internationally.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: LAW72400
CoRequisites:

PSYC73010 Indigenous-Settler Relations in Canada

Description: In this course, students will identify and critically examine cultural diversity with respect to Indigenous populations, focusing principally on those living in Canada. Special attention will be paid to cultural and systemic forms of discrimination and oppression of Indigenous peoples in Canada, which has put Indigenous peoples at increased risk of conflict with the Canadian Criminal Justice System. The course will provide an opportunity for students to develop their knowledge and awareness of important teachings/practices across various Indigenous nations in Canada. Also to be explored are the various government-legislated Acts that have defined Indigenous peoples, the colonial impositions made upon them, and conflicts arising over land claims and treaty agreements. The course will end by addressing the healing that is taking place in many Indigenous communities linked to rights and aspirations for self-determination, as well as the responsibilities of settler society for decolonization.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: SOC73040
CoRequisites:

RSCH73200 Applied Research: Design and Analysis

Description: This course will develop students' research skills by exploring data collection, data management and analysis, and project planning and implementation. The aim of this course is to give students confidence in developing and carrying out basic research projects involving qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods designs. Attention will be given to approaches to utilization focused research.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: RSCH73000
CoRequisites:

Electives: Interdisciplinary
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 7
COOP73000 Co-op Work Term I (Justice)

Description: The co-op work term will provide students with college-approved work experience within a community and criminal justice environment. Through this course students will be provided an opportunity to: build skills (physical and procedural skills including accuracy, precision, and efficiency); assist in the acquisition of knowledge in and application of knowledge gained in the academic setting (concepts and terminology in a discipline or field of study); develop critical, creative, and dialogical thinking (improved thinking and reasoning processes); cultivate problem solving and decision-making abilities (mental strategies for finding solutions and making choices); explore attitudes, feelings, and perspectives (awareness of attitudes, biases, and other perspectives, ability to collaborate); practice professional judgment (sound judgment and appropriate professional action in complex, context-dependent situations); and reflect on experience (self-discovery and personal growth from real-world experience).
Hours: 420
Credits: 14
Pre-Requisites: CDEV71050 or CEPR71050
CoRequisites:

Level 8
LAW74320 Offender Assessment, Management and Intervention

Description: In this course students will examine and evaluate historical and current models for managing offenders in correctional facilities and supervising offenders in the community. The use of case management methods in the context of multi-sector partnerships is explored, including approaches to intake and assessment focusing on classification, risk factors and needs such as health, mental health, addictions, education and employment.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: LAW71100
CoRequisites:

MGMT74040 Principled Leadership

Description: This course provides students with a fundamental knowledge of leadership theory and leadership styles. The student will compare and contrast leadership and management, and learn leadership principles that can be applied within organizational and personal settings. Students learn about their own leadership style and reflect on how it could be used effectively in practice.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: CRIM71000
CoRequisites:

POLS74300 Political Issues and Public Policy

Description: In this course, students will assess the structure of the Canadian political systems. Students will explore differing political ideologies, and the development, structure, implementation and implications of public policy. Students will explore how political ideologies and structures impact community and criminal justice.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: LAW73040
CoRequisites:

RSCH74220 Program Development and Evaluation

Description: This course will focus on designing and evaluating programs that support individual and community capacity building in the context of community safety and wellbeing. Students will explore approaches to, and factors influencing, program design including: social values; social policy; provincial and national priorities; economic climate; funder expectations; organizational resources; and research evidence. Students will engage with approaches to program evaluation and explore program evaluation tools and techniques as applicable to work in community and criminal justice.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: RSCH73200
CoRequisites:

RSCH74230 Capstone Applied Research Project I: Planning and Design

Description: In this course students will demonstrate their ability to integrate the knowledge and skills learned throughout their course of studies including their co-op work term. It will entail the development of a major research project with an applied focus. In this project students will demonstrate their understanding of how to work across multiple sectors to address the needs of individuals, groups or communities at risk for encountering or being further involved in the Canadian Criminal Justice system.
Students will begin to finalize the development of a reflective learning portfolio.
Hours: 105
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 9
LAW72320 Alternative Dispute Resolution Strategies

Description: The student will explore the various mechanisms of alternative dispute resolution and the rationale for each. The student, through practical exercises, will develop the skills necessary to advise a client about Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and to take a matter through a form of ADR. The student will understand the role of a mediator.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

LAW74330 Investigation and Communication

Description: This course allows students to understand the role of various types of investigations in community and criminal justice, and approaches to communicating the findings of investigations. Through an exploration of investigative techniques within different operational contexts, students will develop technical papers and deliver oral briefs using common legal, enforcement, correctional and community formats. These formats include, but are not restricted to Crown Briefs, investigation reports, and oral briefings.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: LAW71100
CoRequisites:

MNHL74000 Mental Health and Addictions

Description: This course provides information about mental health and addiction and approaches to responding at the individual and system levels. It will build on knowledge related to trauma and trauma-informed helping, and focus on the bases for concurrent disorders, and on approaches to their assessment. The course will also review and distinguish among various approaches to treatment versus support focused services (e.g. case management, support coordination and peer support initiatives). The role of community-based solutions and responses such as housing stability and crisis response will also be covered.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PSYC72105, SOC73040
CoRequisites:

PSYC74200 Advanced Topics In Psychology

Description: This course provides students with the opportunity to explore and integrate psychological theories and research on the nature and treatment of a variety of psychological issues relevant to community and criminal justice. Special topics may include: risk assessments, sentencing recommendations and parole conditions; eating disorders; post-traumatic stress, suicidal ideation and self-harm; attachment disorders, neuro-developmental disorders and prosocial/antisocial behaviour; the causes and impacts of domestic violence and elder abuse.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PSYC73020
CoRequisites:

RSCH74240 Capstone Applied Research Project II: Implementation, Analysis and Knowledge Transfer

Description: As a continuation of Capstone 1, in this course students will demonstrate their ability to integrate the knowledge and skills learned throughout their course of studies including their co-op placement. It will entail the development, submission and presentation of a major project. In this project students will demonstrate their understanding of how to work across justice, health, education and social service systems to address the needs of individuals, groups or communities at risk for encountering or being further involved in the Canadian Criminal Justice system. Students will complete the development of a reflective learning portfolio.
Hours: 105
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: RSCH74230
CoRequisites:

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Conestoga College has been granted a consent by the Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development to offer this degree for a five-year term starting August 16th, 2017. Conestoga College shall ensure that all students admitted to the above named program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame. Application to the Ministry for renewal of the consent to deliver is a prescribed and cyclical requirement for all degree programs at all Ontario colleges.

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