The Criminology and Sociolegal Studies program of University of Toronto familiarizes students with existing bodies of criminological and sociolegal research, and develops critical, analytical and methodological skills. It is not a training program in forensic science, nor in professional legal studies. Rather, it is designed to educate students for careers in teaching or research, as well as jobs in which the ability to evaluate criminological or sociolegal research critically is necessary or desirable.
The graduate program is identified with two fields: criminology and sociolegal studies.
- The criminology field includes the study of patterns in crime, criminal behaviour, and the administration of criminal justice. Subject areas include, for example, theories of crime and order, politics and crime, the psychology of criminal behaviour, policing, the criminal process, sentencing, penology, youth crime and justice, and criminal justice history.
- The sociolegal studies field includes the study of how various types of law (e.g., criminal, civil, administrative, regulatory), as well as different mechanisms of social regulation, are used to prevent manage and sanction harmful conduct and effect security. Subject areas include, for example, theoretical perspectives on law and society; regulation, law, crime, and the economy; and, risk, regulation, and security.
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- Professional Development Workshops
- Methodological Issues in Criminology and Sociolegal Studies
- Law and State Power: Theoretical Perspectives
- Theories of Crime and Social Order
- Drugs and Crime
- Prisons and Punishment
- Applicants must have an appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university. An appropriate bachelor's degree normally consists of 20 full-course equivalents (FCEs). Applicants with arts and science degrees will normally be required to have at least a B+ standing. Applicants from law schools who have already completed a JD degree or its equivalent will normally be required to have at least a B standing.
- It is essential that all incoming graduate students have a command of English.
International23770 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23770 CAD per year during 36 months.
National6210 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6210 CAD per year during 36 months.
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