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Criminology

The measure of a civilized society
...is how it treats its weakest members.  

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Law and order is only the beginning of Criminology. This dynamic field deals with everything from creating equitable laws to supporting victims to protecting communities. Students are introduced to a wide range of courses about the operation of the criminal justice system, the professionals that work within the system, and the various stakeholders that are involved in the system. In our socially diverse society, Ryerson equips students with the knowledge, skills and passion to uphold social values while responding to the fundamental justice issues of our time. Students will prepare to work in criminal justice related fields such as policing, courts, prisons, nongovernmental support agencies and social services. 

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Chair Profile

Dr. Landau is Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology. Dr. Landau received her PhD in criminology from the Centre of Criminology at the University of Toronto. Her doctoral thesis examined the emergence of First Nations Policing in remote Aboriginal communities in the James Bay/Hudson Bay region of Northern Ontario. Dr. Landau was a Senior Research and Policy Advisor to the Commission of Inquiry into Events at the Prison for Women in Kingston (Arbour Commission), and has been a consultant to federal, provincial and local governments on a range of justice issues. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto. In August 2004, Dr. Landau was appointed to the Ontario Civilian Commission on Police Services where she served until May, 2012. Her current research interests include police accountability, Aboriginal justice issues and critical victimology. She is currently working on a project on racial profiling of women in the community.

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