Program Summary

Where better to study Criminology and Criminal Justice than in Ottawa — the hub of research and employment for grassroots, provincial and federal justice-oriented organizations and agencies. We prepare you for meaningful employment by offering a comprehensive and interdisciplinary understanding of crime, criminality and the processes of criminalization and punishment.

Learn about penal and transformative justice, practices of criminalization, surveillance, prevention, policing, courts, sentencing and corrections. Personalize your program by adding an optional concentration in Law, Sociology or Mind and Behaviour. Gain hands-on experience through field placements in organizations such as the Crown Attorney’s Office, criminal law offices or social justice organizations. Other placements can match you with researchers and policy analysts involved in criminal justice, transformative justice and crime prevention.