Criminology Practicum

Faculty
Humanities & Social Sciences
Department
Criminology
Course Code
CRIM 3345
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15
Max Class Size
25
Typically Offered
To be determined
Campus
Online

Overview

Course Description
This course provides the student with an opportunity to gain valuable work experience in the criminal justice field. Students will be exposed to the daily operations and informal and formal structure of a chosen agency. The theoretical and substantive roles played by each agency in the wider criminal justice context will be explored.
Course Content

 

  1. Information Seminar
    • Development of knowledge base regarding the agency, application process, employment standards, interview process, resume building, and professional expectations
  2. Interview Process
    • Scheduling and preparing for interview, organizing and submitting resume
  3. Practicum Experience
    • Field hours, weekly reporting, reflective journals, and network development
  4. Evaluation of Practicum Experience
    • Debrief and present work experience, self and agency evaluation, submitting term paper 
Methods Of Instruction

The course will employ a number of methods to accomplish its objectives but in all cases will include students being assigned to a criminal justice agency for a minimum of 100 hours during the semester. Other instructional methods employed may include:

  • Audio-visual materials
  • Group discussions
  • Guest speakers
  • Research assignments

Means of Assessment

Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with Douglas College policy. The instructor will provide a written outline with the specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester. An example of the evaluation includes:

Research Paper  30%
Interview/Oral Evaluation  20%
Journal Critique  10%
Practicum Evaluation  40%
Total 100%
Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the course the successful student will have acquired work experience in a professional setting and be able to:

  1. Describe the basic role and operations of the agency
  2. Describe the formal and informal structures and governance of the agency
  3. Identify and describe the role(s) played by the agency in the wider criminal justice context
  4. Apply critical theory to the reality of daily operations of the agency
  5. Foster professional relationships and establish networking contacts
  6. Demonstrate accountability and professionalism through dress, conduct, and outlook
  7. Develop and refine oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  8. Assess personal performance and set goals for ongoing professional development
  9. Increase capacities for reflection and adaptation to experience and feedback
  10. Problem solve, think creatively and flexibly and take responsibility for own actions
  11. Report, share and reflect on practicum experiences with peers
Textbook Materials

A list of readings will be determined by the instructor and the student in consultation with officials in specific practicum settings.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Requisite for

This course is not required for any other course.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU CRIM 3XXX (3) 2012/09/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) No credit 2012/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) No credit 2012/09/01 to -
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU HUMA 3XX (3) 2012/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) No credit 2012/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) No credit 2012/09/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) No credit 2012/09/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC SOCI 206 (1.5) 2016/05/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC SOCI 306 (1.5) 2012/09/01 to 2016/04/30

Course Offerings

Winter 2021

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
15721
Wed
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Reid
Andrew
Full
New Westminster
CRIM 3345 001 - Registration in this section requires permission of the instructor. Please contact Dr. Andrew Reid at reida3@douglascollege.ca BEFORE August 31, 2020.

This section is offered in a hybrid format. It includes both online components and in-person on campus activities. Check Blackboard and your Douglas College email for specific details about on-campus dates. The instructor will provide advance notice of the dates of on-campus activities.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
0
0
0
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
9:30 - 12:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
15979
Wed
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Reid
Andrew
Full
New Westminster
CRIM 3345 002 - Registration in this section requires permission of the instructor. Please contact Dr. Andrew Reid at reida3@douglascollege.ca BEFORE August 31, 2020.

This section is offered in a hybrid format. It includes both online components and in-person on campus activities. Check Blackboard and your Douglas College email for specific details about on-campus dates. The instructor will provide advance notice of the dates of on-campus activities.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
0
0
0
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
9:30 - 12:20