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Welcome and thank you for visiting our site! As part of the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, our program in Criminology and Justice offers a balanced, yet unique, way of understanding and studying the complexities of crime in society. Our program is also one of the only places to pursue a unique brand of criminology within Durham Region.

We provide our undergraduate students with an academically rigorous program of study in critical reading, writing and experiential learning. This prepares them for private and public service, as well as further professional and graduate education. Our students have opportunities to engage in independent and collaborative research with their professors, as part of the honours theses process and through our culminating integrating projects. Our students do not become mere consumers of knowledge; they become leaders and producers of criminology by participating in the knowledge-creation process. That is what makes us a unique place to study criminology.

This is an exciting time in our program. We have welcomed five new Criminology faculty members to our program. They are invaluable assets to the nationally and internationally renowned scholars in their fields, including: 

  • addiction
  • cybercrime
  • hate crime
  • inequality and crime
  • policing
  • race, gender and justice
  • youth crime

Whether you are thinking about a career in public service as a law enforcement officer or a policy analyst, we hope you will consider UOIT’s Criminology program as a place to pursue your goals. The talented and committed professors in our program will help you accomplish this.

Please take a few moments to look through our program requirements, the faculty members and their areas of interest and expertise. Thank you for visiting our site. We hope to see you here at UOIT!


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Dr. Phillip Shon
Undergraduate Program Director

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