Courses and Descriptions

CYCP-2040Youth Criminal Justice

Crime is a multifaceted and often controversial issue. This course will introduce major theoretical models of justice, explore historical and contemporary explanations of crime, and will provide students with an overview of the Canadian criminal justice system. Special attention is given to youth criminal justice legislation as well as risk factors for youth criminal justice involvement. This course will also introduce the restorative justice paradigm and discuss a trauma-informed approach to understanding crime. Students are challenged to think critically and explore personal values and beliefs surrounding justice related topics.

Textbooks and Booklists

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