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Police Studies

Police Studies involves theory and practical skills that prepare you for a career in the justice field.

Gain new knowledge of the Canadian justice system and develop skills and personal qualities for your career in justice. These online courses cover many topics, from the history of the Canadian justice system to criminal law to trends and issues in policing.

Learn about Canadian legislative bodies, the criminal justice system, law enforcement, corrections and after-care services in the community. Build your understanding of the major theoretical concepts in criminology through an interdisciplinary approach to the study of crime, criminals, criminality and crime prevention.

Explore issues of diversity and justice within Canadian society as you assess the workings of the Canadian criminal justice system in relation to minorities. Develop an in-depth appreciation of the link between minority group status and justice. Delve into the issues pertaining to law enforcement in a modern democratic society.

Please note: A career in law enforcement requires a combination of education, experience, and a criminal records check. Many positions also require the completion of a written examination, medical examination, and an interview to assess personal suitability.

Benefits

  • Online delivery
  • Enhance your career prospects
  • Develop your personal and professional skills
  • Learn from experienced industry professionals
  • Earn a recognized credential

Program Format

  • 6 required courses (288 hours)
  • Can be completed in 1 year up to a maximum of 3 years

This program is offered in collaboration with Mount Royal University.

Required courses

  • XJUS 10001 – Canadian Criminal Justice Systems
    • Explore the major components of the Canadian justice system and the roles of legislative bodies, courts, law enforcement, corrections and aftercare services in the community. You will become familiar with the fascinating and sometimes confusing mixture of competing interests.
  • XJUS 10004 – Human Diversity in Justice
    • Explore issues of diversity and justice within Canadian society and assess the workings of the Canadian criminal justice system in relation to minorities. Examine how ethnicity, gender, sexual preference, age and social class has affected access to justice throughout history. You will develop an in-depth appreciation of the link between minority group status and justice in Canada.
  • XJUS 10002 – Interpersonal Relationship Skills
    • Gain insight into criminal behaviour by exploring human needs and relationships. Offender populations bring with them a wide range of emotional needs and justice personnel need to develop effective approaches to dealing with all kinds of people. The focus of this course is on normal human behaviour and an appreciation of cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary perspectives.
  • XJUS 10003 – Criminology Concepts
    • Discover the major theoretical concepts in criminology through an interdisciplinary approach to the study of crime, criminals and criminality. You will become familiar with the jargon and terms used in criminology and historical factors leading to the development of current criminological theories.
  • XJUS 10005 – Trends and Issues in Policing
    • Delve into the issues pertaining to law enforcement in a modern democratic society. You will examine the relationship between policing and other aspects of the criminal justice system. Learn to assess the basic assumptions informing current policing trends in Canada and internationally. Topics include police-citizen conflict, occupational subculture, crime prevention, and the interface between police and other justice agencies.
  • XJUS 10006 – Canadian Criminal Law
    • Review the historical and philosophical perspective of the nature, aims and scope of criminal law in Canada. You will develop oral and written communication skills to facilitate legal problem solving, including basic skills in adversarial advocacy, legal research, case briefing, precedent application and statutory interpretation using a teamwork approach.

Course Schedule

Subject CodeCourse Reference NumberStart DateEnd DateDeliveryCourse HoursCourse Fees
(Plus GST)
XJUS 1000130910Jan 9, 2023Apr 3, 2023Online48 hrs.$625.00
XJUS 1000430911Jan 9, 2023Apr 3, 2023Online48 hrs.$625.00
XJUS 10002Not offered this term  
XJUS 10003Not offered this term
XJUS 10005Not offered this term
XJUS 10006Not offered this term

Register today!

Step 1: Select the Course Reference Number above.
Step 2: You will be directed to a page to register as a student with CUE’s Office of Extension & Culture.
Step 3: Upon submission, you will then register with Mount Royal University and proceed to booking your courses.

Questions? Email us at extension@concordia.ab.ca