Criminology Department

Learn about the complexities of criminal behaviour, society's response to crime, and the Canadian criminal justice system.

Criminology is the study of crime and criminal behaviour, exploring the nature and extent of crime and critically analyzing the way society reacts to criminal events.

Why study criminology at Capilano University?

Criminology challenges common-sense understandings of crime. In the criminology courses at CapU, you'll learn how information about crime is collected, represented and explained.

Looking at crime through a critical lens, you'll form ideas about responding to criminal activity in our complex and diverse society. Learning in small classes, our dedicated, experienced instructors ensure you'll be well-supported in your studies.

Our various partners in the community have opportunities to apply the skills you learn in the classroom to real-world situations, ensuring you have experience before completing your studies.

Career paths and future education

Criminology is beneficial for any future career that deals with the criminal justice system, public policy and social services. Potential career options include community development workers, police officers, prison guards, social workers, border service agents and youth workers.

Criminology courses can be used towards completing your Bachelor of Arts degree at CapU and are transferable to other BC institutions.

Student resources

We’re here to support you at every step of your education journey.

Check out the Learning Commons – an area for all students to grow in confidence as they master course material and build new skills. Our specialized support centres include:

CapU’s Career Development Centre can help you find employment throughout your studies and as you move into the professional world.

And keep an eye out for the many student associations that offer networking events, opportunities to meet industry leaders from your field of study, and social get-togethers.

 

Dustin Zielke
Instructor, Criminology & Sociology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Social Sciences
Criminology
Sociology

604 986 1911 ext. 2571
dustinzielke@capilanou.ca
Essya Nabbali
Instructor
School of Social Sciences
Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Sociology

604 986 1911 ext. 7305
Fir Building, room FR476
essyanabbali@capilanou.ca
Graham Cook BA (Hons), MA, PhD
Instructor, Sociology & Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Social Sciences
Criminology
Sociology

604 986 1911 ext. 2238
Fir Building, room FR427
gcook@capilanou.ca
Judy Te Kanawa
Emergency Floor Warden Fir, DDA 1, School of Social Sciences
School of Social Sciences
Applied Behaviour Analysis
Criminology
Anthropology
Economics
Geography
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Women's & Gender Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 2036
Fir Building, room FR401
jtekanawa@capilanou.ca
Lisa Poole
Instructor
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Social Sciences
Sociology
Criminology

604 986 1911 ext. 7304
Fir Building, room FR431
lisapoole@capilanou.ca
Rita Isola
Instuctor, Sociology
School of Social Sciences
Criminology
Sociology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

604 986 1911 ext. 3058
Fir Building, room FR437
risola@capilanou.ca
Sandra Cooper
Emergency Floor Warden Fir, Divisional Supervisor
School of Social Sciences
Anthropology
Applied Behaviour Analysis
Criminology
Economics
Geography
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Women's & Gender Studies
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

604 983 7525 ext. 7525
Fir Building, room FR415
scooper@capilanou.ca
Sandra Enns
Instructor, Criminology/Sociology
School of Social Sciences
Sociology
Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

604 986 1911 ext. 3672
Fir Building, room FR445
senns@capilanou.ca
Sarah Catherine Yercich B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD candidate
Instructor, Criminology & Sociology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Social Sciences
Sociology
Criminology

604 986 1911 ext. 3693
Fir Building, room FR463
sarahyercich@capilanou.ca
Sean Ashley BA (Hons), MA, PhD
Instructor, Sociology & Criminology
School of Social Sciences
Sociology
Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

604 986 1911 ext. 7461
Fir Building, room FR411
seanashley@capilanou.ca

Contact

Have questions about this department?

Criminology


604 984 4953
Fir Building, room FR401
socsci@capilanou.ca

Student Information Services


604 984 4900
604 984 1798 (fax)
Birch Building, room BR230
registration@capilanou.ca