(Length: 75 hours)

At the end of the course, students recognize the phenomenon of youth crime and have an overview of the manifestations of organized crime in Canada. The goal of studying criminology is to develop knowledge about crime and inform consideration of the question of criminality. It also gives training to students who want to intervene where the problem of crime exists. Thus, criminology is a multi-disciplinary study of the criminal phenomenon. It is based on the social sciences (psychology, sociology, etc.) to identify the crime, the delinquent, the victim, criminality and social reaction to the crime.

In this course, students will understand a worker's powers and responsibilities. They become familiar with legislation, taking into account the rights and freedoms of the delinquent. They come to understand the legislation applicable to the main organizations used by their clients, along with the different components of the Canadian criminal justice system, including the Young Offenders Act.