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Criminology at Ryerson

The Criminology program at Ryerson examines the key players and institutions that affect, and are affected by, the justice system and other institutions of regulation. We seek to understand the balancing of the interests of victims, offenders, the public, and politicians along with concerns about human rights and social justice. This makes the field of criminology incredibly dynamic and ever-changing and is reflected in our curriculum. You will learn about the operation of the criminal justice system, the professionals that work within the system, and the various stakeholders that are involved. The ability to think critically about issues in criminology and the substantive knowledge you will acquire, will prepare you for work in criminal justice related fields as well as postgraduate education. 

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    • Mathew J. Bukovac
    • Department: Munira Abukar is a first-year Criminology major who will have a front-row seat as Mayor Rob Ford and his allies overhaul the troubled Toronto Community Housing Corp.
      Phone: Criminology
    • Tracey Raney
    • Department: “I really encourage my students to get involved with the Law Centre and attend the various talks and activities. The Interns' Circle is an excellent ways for them to learn about legal issues and to help organize events on campus."
      Areas of Expertise: Department of Criminology
    • Department: Dr. Scott Clark received a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Institutional Grant to hire Ryerson Indigenous students to assist on a project examining the specialized sentencing court serving Aboriginal youth.
      Areas of Expertise: Department of Criminology
    • Department: In the spring of 2011, Dr. Thompson, along with Dr. Sandra Bucerius (the University of Alberta), launched a pilot study to clarify what individual and neighbourhood level factors might buffer young adults in Regent Park from criminal victimization and offending.
      Areas of Expertise: Criminology & Criminal Justice
    • Department: 'Prison Health Now: Protecting Prisoners from HIV and HCV through Prison-Based Needle and Syringe Programs' is a research and dissemination project with the aim of raising public awareness of the health and human rights evidence base for prison-base needle and syringe programs (PNSPs) in Canada's federal prisons.
      Areas of Expertise: Department of Criminology