Justice Studies (JUS)

JUS-3350  Victimology  (3 Credits)  

A study of the history, theories, statistical documentation and experiences of victims of crime. Content includes an exploration of the role and range of victim services, the role of media as it relates to victims and the methodology of restorative justice. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to JUS-3363, COR-3350, COR-350.

JUS-3351  Introduction to Research Methods in Justice  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to research methodology used in the field of justice. Focus is on applied or action research. Topics include ethical practices, research skills, critical analysis of information sources and introductory data analysis. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

JUS-3352  Social Justice  (3 Credits)  

A study of the interrelationship between political processes, the legal system and social issues. Focus is on the analysis of factors that impact policy related to policing and corrections, the effects of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms on criminal law and the influence of societal dynamics on the provision of justice services. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to JUS-3362.

JUS-3357  Contemporary Youth Justice in Canada  (3 Credits)  

An analysis of the youth justice system in Canada. Emphasis is on interpretation of federal legislation and its application in programming and treatment by various youth agencies. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

JUS-3360  Indigenous Peoples and Culture in Justice  (3 Credits)  

An exploration of the diversity of Indigenous cultures before European contact, the effects of European colonization as well as Indigenous spirituality, traditional values and rules of behavior. Topics include the renaissance of Indigenous culture, the over representation of Indigenous peoples who come in contact with the justice system, and healing and intervention programs implemented in cooperation with Indigenous communities. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to COR-3360, COR-360.

JUS-3369  Program Evaluation  (3 Credits)  

An overview of techniques of program evaluation. Working from initial conception of evaluation, planning, observation gathering, analysis, report writing and presentation. Determining the depth and extent of services required, tracking implementation plans, and measuring the effectiveness of services utilizing research methods and concepts from several social science disciplines. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Requisite courses: Take JUS-3351 (Required, Previous).

JUS-3372  Directed Topics in Criminal Justice  (3 Credits)  

An opportunity to research one or more topics of interest related to the field of justice. Consultation with the instructor will determine the expectations, criteria and timelines of the course assignments. Not available for supplemental.

Independent Study (3)

JUS-3378  Women in Justice  (3 Credits)  

The analysis of women's issues from three perspectives: global, the role of women as professionals in the justice system, and the special needs of female offenders including current initiatives to address them. Topics include the challenges women face working in predominately male environments and the effects and influences which women have as professionals. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to COR-3378, COR-378, JUS-4462.

JUS-3387  Crisis Management  (3 Credits)  

A study of crisis management skills necessary for the resolution of incidents common to justice environments. Emphasis is on the crisis management model, using a threat/risk assessment process, perpetrator profiling and crisis communications. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to COR-3387, COR-387.

JUS-3388  Orientation to Directed Field Studies  (1.5 Credits)  

An orientation to directed field studies (DFS) designed to provide the knowledge and skills required for the DFS component of the Bachelor of Applied Arts in Justice Studies degree (4th year). Topics include DFS roles and responsibilities, the theory and practice of work-based learning, and the identification of suitable placements. Students will complete a course plan for their fourth year of study. Completion of this course is a pre-requisite for all fourth year (DFS) courses. Not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (1.5)

JUS-4450  Directed Topics in Criminal Justice  (3 Credits)  

An opportunity to research one or more topics of interest related to the field of justice. Consultation with the instructor will determine the expectations, criteria and timelines of the course assignments. DFS environment not required. Not available for supplemental.

Independent Study (3)

Equivalent to IND-4450, IND-450.

Requisite courses: Take JUS-3388 (Required, Previous).

JUS-4452  Analysis of Professional Relationships  (3 Credits)  

An analysis of the different types of interactions between a professional and their client(s). Areas to be considered: agency expectations, nature of the client(s), interviewing/counseling skills, and strategies to overcome resistance. DFS environment is required. Not available for supplemental.

Work Integrated Learning (3)

Equivalent to JUS-4452W.

Requisite courses: Take JUS-3388 (Required, Previous).

JUS-4453  Policies and Procedures in Justice  (3 Credits)  

An applied study of how the organizational structure, policies and procedures and decision-making processes affect the operations of a justice environment. A comparison across environments will support a critical assessment of the functionality of current practices. DFS environment is required. Not available for supplemental.

Work Integrated Learning (3)

Equivalent to JUS-4453W.

Requisite courses: Take JUS-3388 (Required, Previous).

JUS-4454  Applied Conflict Management  (3 Credits)  

An analysis of how conflict is handled in the Directed Field Study environment, both personally and organizationally. A critique of conflict management models and assessment of stress reduction strategies are covered. DFS environment is required. Not available for supplemental.

Work Integrated Learning (3)

Equivalent to JUS-4454W.

Requisite courses: Take JUS-3388 (Required, Previous).

JUS-4455  Comparative Justice Systems  (3 Credits)  

A research course comparing justice practices in three other countries with those in Canada. A review of literature and analysis of data will compare values, limitations, practices and effectiveness of the outcomes of the selected systems. DFS environment not required. Not available for supplemental.

Work Integrated Learning (3)

Equivalent to COR-4455, COR-455, JUS-4455W.

Requisite courses: Take JUS-3388 (Required, Previous).

JUS-4457  Community Involvement for Professionals  (3 Credits)  

An assessment of one's involvement in a community organization or project as it relates to the role of a justice professional. Consultation with the instructor will determine the expectations, criteria and timelines of the course assignments. DFS environment is required. Not available for supplemental.

Work Integrated Learning (3)

Equivalent to COR-4457, COR-457, JUS-4457W.

Requisite courses: Take JUS-3388 (Required, Previous).

JUS-4461  Identified Population Study  (3 Credits)  

A survey of the needs of an identified sub group served by the Directed Field Study (DFS) environment. Current literature is reviewed in relation to the demographics and characteristics of the sub group. Resources provided to the identified group will be assessed. DFS environment is required. Not available for supplemental.

Work Integrated Learning (3)

Equivalent to COR-4461, COR-461, JUS-4461W.

Requisite courses: Take JUS-3388 (Required, Previous).

JUS-4464  Applied Research 1  (3 Credits)  

The proposal phase of an applied research project. Activities to be completed include: identification of parameters of the project, literature review, clarification of the research question(s), and proposal of research methods. Implementation in the DFS environment would require obtaining applicable permissions. DFS environment recommended but not required. Not available for supplemental.

Work Integrated Learning (3)

Equivalent to JUS-4464W, RSR-4460.

Requisite courses: Take JUS-3351, JUS-3388 (Required, Previous).

JUS-4465  Diversity Seminar  (3 Credits)  

An exploration of the cultural make-up of an environment or community. Research will form a base for assessing the cultural dynamics of an environment/community in relation to justice practices. DFS environment not required. Not available for supplemental.

Work Integrated Learning (3)

Equivalent to JUS-4465W.

Requisite courses: Take JUS-3388 (Required, Previous).

JUS-4468  Applied Research 2  (3 Credits)  

The implementation phase of an applied research project. Following the proposal created in the Applied Research 1 course, the research process is implemented, and the findings documented, evaluated and presented. DFS environment recommended but not required. Not available for supplemental.

Work Integrated Learning (3)

Equivalent to JUS-4468W, RSR-4462.

Requisite courses: Take JUS-4464 (Required, Previous).

JUS-4469  Program Development and Management  (3 Credits)  

An application and evaluation of program development and management skills. DFS environment is required. Not available for supplemental.

Work Integrated Learning (3)

Equivalent to JUS-4469W.

Requisite courses: Take JUS-3351 (Required, Previous). Take JUS-3369 (Required, Previous). Take JUS-3388 (Required, Previous).

JUS-4474  Safety in the Justice Environment  (3 Credits)  

An exploration of health and safety issues in a justice environment. Areas to be considered: legislation, workplace safety issues, accident investigation techniques and related documentation, and educational programs related to health and safety issues. DFS environment is required. Not available for supplemental.

Work Integrated Learning (3)

Equivalent to COR-4474, COR-474, JUS-4474W.

Requisite courses: Take JUS-3388 (Required, Previous).

JUS-4475  Critical Incident Analysis  (3 Credits)  

An analysis of one or more critical incidents that have occurred in the DFS environment. Consultation with the instructor will determine the expectations, criteria and timelines of the course assignments. DFS environment is required. Not available for supplemental.

Work Integrated Learning (3)

Equivalent to COR-4475, COR-475, JUS-4475W.

Requisite courses: Take JUS-3388 (Required, Previous).

JUS-4480  Community Relationship Analysis  (3 Credits)  

A survey and critique of initiatives used in the DFS environment to strengthen cross agency connections and community relations and to build community capacity. DFS environment is required. Not available for supplemental.

Work Integrated Learning (3)

Equivalent to JUS-4480W.

Requisite courses: Take JUS-3388 (Required, Previous).

JUS-4481  Strategic Planning/Project Management  (3 Credits)  

A study and application of strategic planning and project management strategies. A comparison of strategic planning and/or project management processes leads to an opportunity to utilize and evaluate a selected process. DFS environment is required. Not available for supplemental.

Work Integrated Learning (3)

Equivalent to JUS-4481W.

Requisite courses: Take JUS-3388 (Required, Previous).

JUS-4482  Human Resources Management Justice Organizations  (3 Credits)  

An analysis of the management model used in the DFS environment as it relates to communication, planning, decision making and conflict resolution. Other areas to be considered include: mentorship strategies, stress management, professional development programs and relationships between management and the union(s). DFS environment is required. Not available for supplemental.

Work Integrated Learning (3)

Equivalent to JUS-4482W.

Requisite courses: Take JUS-3388 (Required, Previous).

JUS-4483  Applied Leadership Justice Organizations  (3 Credits)  

An analysis of leadership styles and strategies used in the DFS environment. Formal and informal means to handle conflict and strategies to create effective teams are addressed. DFS environment is required. Not available for supplemental.

Work Integrated Learning (3)

Equivalent to JUS-4483W.

Requisite courses: Take JUS-3388 (Required, Previous).

JUS-4484  Financial Management in Justice Organizations  (3 Credits)  

An exploration of the purpose, components and implications of the budgeting process in the DFS environment. DFS environment is required. Not available for supplemental.

Work Integrated Learning (3)

Equivalent to JUS-4484W.

Requisite courses: Take JUS-3388 (Required, Previous).