Specialization in Socio-Legal Studies
A sociological approach to the study of crime and punishment explores the influence of social inequality as a cause of crime, and how criminals and victims are treated by the criminal justice system. Students will learn about homelessness, the criminalization of women, restorative justice and Indigenous peoples. As well, students will have opportunities for independent research with faculty members in their honours year.
This specialization is available to students pursuing a single or joint-major Honours degree in Sociology.
For more detailed descriptions of the courses listed below please visit: https://www.trentu.ca/sociology/program/course-listing
SOCI 2220H - Social Inequality
SOCI 2615H - Crime & Society
SOCI 2610H - Deviance & Social Control
SOCI-CAST-GESO 4110H - Legal Research Methods
SOCI 4270H - Sociology of Law
Students must also complete 2 courses from the following list:
SOCI 3601H - Critical Criminology
SOCI 3250H - Sociological Perspectives on Homelessness
GESO-SOCI-CAST 3966H - Criminalizing & Punishing Women
GESO-SOCI-CAST-POST 3962H - Gender, Sexualities, and the Law