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How does the criminal justice system impact our lives and shape our society? Ryerson’s Criminology program examines these questions from an interdisciplinary perspective. Students of criminology engage in a critical analysis of the institutions that compose the criminal justice system, learning how they work and considering their societal impact. We reflect on how these institutions came to be and how they are changing to adapt to an uncertain future. Criminology is a dynamic field where scholars engage with often contentious public discussions about what constitutes justice. We place particular emphasis on the development and communication of critical thinking in these areas, which helps prepare students for a variety of careers related to the criminal justice system and postgraduate education.

- Dan Horner, Department Chair