CRI386H1: Origins of Criminal Justice


Criminal justice practice, as well as political debate concerning crime and criminal justice, are often influenced by ideas that are initially developed outside the criminal justice arena. This course examines the history, current influence and efficacy of a range of such ideas, such as: the role of religious practice in rehabilitating offenders; military service and participation in sports as preventive of delinquency; the influence of environmental pollution on crime rates; the concept of the ‘problem family’; intelligence based policing and the use of management theories in criminal justice organizations.

Note: The course may include an optional Service Learning component. If offered, additional information will be provided in the Faculty of Arts and Science's timetable.


CRI390H1 Roots of Criminal Justice Policy taken in 20141/20151/20161.

Distribution Requirements: 
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)