Why study criminology?
Criminal Justice/Criminology is an exciting and diverse field that offers a variety of challenging career avenues and opportunities for specialized research and study. The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice offers a Master of Arts (Criminal Justice) degree (two years), a Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice) degree (four years) and a Criminal Justice diploma.
Important Dates and Information
- Apply online for the Master of Arts (Criminal Justice) for a September 2016 start, as we are now accepting applications.
- Applications are open for the Fall 2016 intake for the Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice) degree and Criminal Justice diploma.
- View the Criminal Justice Student Handbook.
- Interested in completing an Honours in Criminal Justice — fill out the application form.
- UFV study looks into impacts on children when parents are jailed, click here for the article
- An Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls - click here for the article
- Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada - click here for the final report
- Success story: It is with great pride that the faculty and staff at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice celebrate the success of 10 former practica students who have successfully gained employment with the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC). After completing a practica, each student pursued gainful employment and were successfully recruited. The experience these students gained while in practica helped ensure they were professionally positioned for success. Further, the outstanding supervision of their ICBC practica supervisor further ensured they developed the problem solving and critical thinking skills necessary to be successful.
International Centre for Criminal Law Reform
Conference on Intergrity in "Local Government: Mitigating the Risks of Conflict of Interest, Fraud and Corruption", February 29, 2016,
We had a number of students attend this conference, three from our undergrad degree program and two MA students.
From left: Rueben Timmerman, Jessica Jahn, and Dane Reavie
From left: Rueben Timmerman and Jessica Jahn
Student Research Day
Congratulations to our students who presented in both the Microlecture Serires and the Poster Presentations.
Provost & Vice-President Academic
The Rise and Fall of Crime in Abbotsford: A Case Study
Faculty Supervisor: Irwin Cohen, PhD
Dean, College of Arts
Sean Plecas, Criminology and Criminal Justice
Tertiary Crime Prevention Rehabilitation of Children and Youth in Ethiopia
Faculty Supervisor: Yvon Dandurand, MA
Congrats to our award recipient
Rachel Wollenberg was our 2014 Undergraduate Research Excellence
Award recipient. Rachel is pictured with Yvon Dandurand and Dr. Amy Prevost.
THE PALERMO PROTOCOL & CANADA: THE EVOLUTION AND HUMAN RIGHTS IMPACTS OF ANTI-TRAFFICKING LAWS IN CANADA (2002-2015)
This collaborative research project critically assesses the state of Canadian anti-trafficking legal efforts in the more than ten years after ratifying the UN Trafficking (Palermo) Protocol. Using mixed methods of legislative and case analysis, interviews with criminal justice practitioners, and focus groups with an im/migrant sex worker support organization, we gathered empirical information on the Criminal Justice System’s (CJS) use of anti-trafficking legislation and contrasted the findings against the experiences of one of the groups that has been identified as vulnerable to human trafficking: migrant sex workers living in BC. In partnership with SWAN Vancouver Society, a local non-profit organization engaging in community-based activities to address issues related to sex work, prostitution, and the sexual exploitation of women in im/migrant communities, we demonstrate collaborative research designed to advance migrant workers’ access to justice and facilitate the transmission of knowledge about migrant workers’ needs in relation to the justice system to CJS personnel. In this first report, we share our key preliminary findings and recommendations, including the vital need to increase the presence and awareness of migrant sex workers’ needs, realities and perspectives in the dominant discourse on human trafficking in the Canadian context and to contest a single, highly gendered, racialized and inadvertently harmful narrative that conflates sex work with human trafficking.