Special Topics in Crime Analysis and Prevention

Humanities & Social Sciences
Course Code
CRIM 4520
Semester Length
15 Weeks
Max Class Size
Method Of Instruction
Field Experience
Typically Offered
To be determined


Course Description
This course examines a specific topic or emerging issue in the field of Criminology as it relates to Crime Analysis and Prevention. Content may include theory, legislation and policy, procedures and practical application, and critical debate relevant to the specific topic.
Course Content

The general framework of a special topics course in Criminology will be:

1) Historical Context

2) Theories

3) Legislation / Policy

4) Procedure / Practical Applications

5) Critiques / Debates

Methods Of Instruction

The course will employ a variety of instructional methods to accomplish its objectives, including some of the following:




Group and Panel Discussions

Class Projects and Conferences

Means of Assessment

The course evaluation will be in accordance with Douglas College and Criminology/Legal Studies Department policies. Evaluations will be  based on course objectives. The specific evaluation criteria will be provided by the instructor at the beginning of the semester.

An example of a possible evaluation scheme would be:

Term paper 25%

Midterm 25%

Class Project 25%

Final Exam 25%

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this course, the successful student will be able to:

1) Identify and describe theoretical perspectives relevant to the specific topic of the course.

2) Define key terms and concepts relevant to the specific topic of the course.

3) Apply relevant legislation and/or policy to the specific topic of the course.

4) Demonstrate relevant skills, procedures and/or practices related to the specific topic of the course.

5) Address current questions and debates regarding the specific topic of the course. 

Textbook Materials

Texts and resources will be regularly curated by the instructors relevant to the specific topic of the course. 



Courses listed here must be completed prior to this course:

Minimum of 45 credits including CRIM 1100, 1150, and either 1120 or 1170


Courses listed here must be completed either prior to or simultaneously with this course:

  • No corequisite courses


Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:

  • No equivalency courses

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
College of the Rockies (COTR) COTR CRIM 2XX (3) 2019/09/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) No credit 2019/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU CRIM 4XXX (3) 2019/09/01 to -
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU GENS 4XX (3) 2019/09/01 to -
University Canada West (UCW) UCW CRIM 4XX (3) 2019/09/01 to -
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC SOSC 4XX (3) 2019/09/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV CRIM 4XX (3) 2019/09/01 to -

Course Offerings

Fall 2021

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.