Justice Studies (JUST)

JUST*1000  Health and Wellness I  Fall Only  (LEC: 2, LAB: 1)  [0.50]  

Students are introduced to concepts of wellness and total health for mind and body. Emphasis is placed on the benefits of physical activity. Students are given practical information necessary to make lifestyle changes. In addition, an effective and safe personal fitness program is designed, developed and implemented.

Restriction(s): Registration in the BASC.JS program.  
Department(s): Justice Studies  
Location(s): Guelph-Humber Campus  
JUST*1010  Criminal Offences  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

Students analyze specific elements of selected criminal code offences, including offences against the person, property and public order. Students research case law, assess its impact on criminal offences, and use case law to argue and defend decisions.

Prerequisite(s): AHSS*1150  
Department(s): Justice Studies  
Location(s): Guelph-Humber Campus  
JUST*1020  Introduction to Police Powers  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

Students examine pertinent sections of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and their impact on Canadian criminal procedure. Topics include citizen and police arrest and release authorities, police powers of search and seizure, with and without warrant, police discretion and its implications. Students become familiar with police terminology and apply the procedures required to effect arrest and release.

Prerequisite(s): AHSS*1150  
Department(s): Justice Studies  
Location(s): Guelph-Humber Campus  
JUST*1030  Introduction to Community Service  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

Students become increasingly familiar with the volunteer process and the various volunteer placement sites in the justice system. Also, concepts such as social privilege, volunteerism, and community involvement and their roles in the justice system are covered.

Department(s): Justice Studies  
Location(s): Guelph-Humber Campus  
JUST*1040  Physical Fitness Practicum I  Fall Only  (LAB: 2)  [0.00]  

This course promotes the importance of possessing total health and wellness for meeting the lifestyle and physical demands individuals in law enforcement face. Selected wellness topics will be presented to illustrate core issues in police work. Students are required to take a proactive role in the development of their personal health by self-evaluation, by attending lectures and participating in-group discussions on selected wellness issues and topics, and by participating in-group activity sessions. Additionally, students will design and implement an effective personal fitness program that will prepare them for the physical requirements of the Bona Fide Occupational Requirements and the Ontario Police College Component Fitness Testing Standards.

Prerequisite(s): JUST*1000  
Restriction(s): Registration in the BASC.JS program.  
Department(s): Justice Studies  
Location(s): Guelph-Humber Campus  
JUST*1050  Introduction to Industrial Relations  Summer Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

Introduction to Industrial Relations is an interdisciplinary subject, drawing on labour law, economics, sociology, psychology, history, politics, and personnel management. While all these disciplines have much to say about industrial relations, the focus of this course will be the economic implications of unionism and collective bargaining practices within Justice and Public Safety sectors in Canada.

Offering(s): Also offered through Distance Education format.  
Restriction(s): Registration in BAAG.JPS program.  
Department(s): Justice Studies  
Location(s): Guelph-Humber Campus  
JUST*1210  Justice Studies Writing & Communication  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course will help Justice Studies students to communicate better within the justice system and beyond. Students will find the skills they develop in this course to be useful in many other relevant Justice Studies courses that require various aptitudes in conducting research, essay writing and/or making presentations. The first half of the course introduces students to different registers of writing, along with a solid foundation in grammar. The second half focuses on discipline specific competencies, including writing legal briefs, writing academic research policy following proper APA usage; as well as being able to write factual, concise and accurate reports, and to effectively communicate publicly and in legal proceedings.

Restriction(s): AHSS*1210, AHSS*1290, FCSS*1210, PSYC*1210, Registration in the BASC.JS program.  
Department(s): Justice Studies  
Location(s): Guelph-Humber Campus  
JUST*2000  Community Policing: Introduction  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

Students examine the role of community policing acting in equal partnership with the diverse groups in contemporary society to identify and implement effective solutions for community problems. The course begins with an analysis of traditional policing and moves on to a discussion of community policing as the future of policing. Emphasis is placed on learning the skills - self-direction, tolerance, problem solving, critical thinking, conflict management, and mediation - needed for practicing effective community policing.

Restriction(s): Registration in the BASC.JS or BAAG.JPS programs.  
Department(s): Justice Studies  
Location(s): Guelph-Humber Campus  
JUST*2010  Forensic Techniques  Fall Only  (LEC: 2, LAB: 1)  [0.50]  

Students examine the role of forensic science in criminal investigations. Emphasis is placed on using evidence such as fingerprints, hair, fibres, bullets and blood patterns to identify and link a suspect to a crime. Also, the identification, collection, packaging and protection of forensic evidence from a crime and presentation of evidence in court are studied.

Restriction(s): Registration in the BASC.JS program.  
Department(s): Justice Studies  
Location(s): Guelph-Humber Campus  
JUST*2020  Federal Legislation  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

Students critically analyze and interpret specific elements of selected criminal code and federal legislation having an impact on the administration of justice. These include federal statutes dealing with offences related to young persons, firearms, controlled drugs and substances, and various procedural statutes such as the Interpretation Act and the Canada Evidence Act. Emphasis is placed on researching case law and assessing its impact on the enforcement of federal statutes.

Prerequisite(s): AHSS*1150, JUST*1010  
Restriction(s): Registration in the BASC.JS or BAAG.JPS programs.  
Department(s): Justice Studies  
Location(s): Guelph-Humber Campus  
JUST*2030  Provincial Legislation  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

Students analyze specific elements of selected Provincial legislation that have an impact on the administration of justice in Ontario. Specific statutes include the Highway Traffic Act, the Liquor Control Act, the Mental Health Act and the Family Law Act, among others. Also, the role of the Province in establishing laws and the interplay of various agencies and police in the enforcement of these statutes are examined.

Prerequisite(s): AHSS*1160  
Restriction(s): Registration in the BASC.JS program.  
Department(s): Justice Studies  
Location(s): Guelph-Humber Campus  
JUST*2040  Police Governance and Accountability  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

Students examine police governance and accountability issues related to the Police Services Act, police complaints, First Nations policy and management and labour issues. Topics include use of force and officer safety theory and related issues.

Restriction(s): Registration in the BASC.JS or BAAG.JPS programs.  
Department(s): Justice Studies  
Location(s): Guelph-Humber Campus  
JUST*2050  Community Service I  Winter and Summer  (LEC: 1, LAB: 9)  [0.50]  

Students have the opportunity to explore the structure and administration of community organizations and social services that operate within and adjacent to the Criminal Justice System by working on site. Students work under the direct supervision of a professional staff person and participate in the activities of the agency. Students are expected to maintain a record of their community service activities as demonstrated through the submission of weekly reports.

Prerequisite(s): JUST*1030  
Restriction(s): Registration in the BASC.JS program.  
Department(s): Justice Studies  
Location(s): Guelph-Humber Campus  
JUST*2060  Physical Fitness Practicum II  Winter Only  (LAB: 2)  [0.00]  

This course promotes the importance of possessing total health and wellness for meeting the lifestyle and physical demands individuals in law enforcement face. Selected wellness topics will be presented to illustrate core issues in police work. Students are required to take a proactive role in the development of their personal health by self-evaluation, by attending lectures and participating in-group discussions on selected wellness issues and topics, and by participating in-group activity sessions. Additionally, students will design and implement an effective personal fitness program that will prepare them for the physical requirements of the Bona Fide Occupational Requirements and the Ontario Police College Component Fitness Testing Standards.

Prerequisite(s): JUST*1040  
Restriction(s): Registration in the BASC.JS program.  
Department(s): Justice Studies  
Location(s): Guelph-Humber Campus  
JUST*2070  Physical Fitness Practicum III  Fall Only  (LAB: 2)  [0.00]  

This course promotes the importance of possessing total health and wellness for meeting the lifestyle and physical demands individuals in law enforcement face. Selected wellness topics will be presented to illustrate core issues in police work. Students are required to take a proactive role in the development of their personal health by self-evaluation, by attending lectures and participating in-group discussions on selected wellness issues and topics, and by participating in-group activity sessions. Additionally, students will design and implement an effective personal fitness program that will prepare them for the physical requirements of the Bona Fide Occupational Requirements and the Ontario Police College Component Fitness Testing Standards.

Prerequisite(s): JUST*2060  
Restriction(s): Registration in the BASC.JS program.  
Department(s): Justice Studies  
Location(s): Guelph-Humber Campus  
JUST*2080  Correctional Institutions  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course offers students a critical look at prison populations, treatment programs, progressive reforms, correctional officers, and an opportunity to analyze whether feasible alternatives to Correctional Institutions exist.

Prerequisite(s): AHSS*1160  
Department(s): Justice Studies  
Location(s): Guelph-Humber Campus  
JUST*2090  Justice and Public Safety Human Resources Management  Summer Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

Focusing on the Canadian Justice and Public Safety sectors, the Human Resources Management course provides an overall understanding of the human resources function and its effects on the achievement of organizational goals and strategic objectives. Drawing on organization behaviour theories such as planned change, performance enhancement, goal setting, group dynamics and motivation the course examines essential human resources activities of planning, staffing, employee development, legal compliance, performance management, compensation, and employee maintenance in a variety of organizational settings

Offering(s): Also offered through Distance Education format.  
Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits  
Restriction(s): Registered in the BAAG.JPS program.  
Department(s): Justice Studies  
Location(s): Guelph-Humber Campus  
JUST*2100  Introduction to Justice and Public Safety Accounting  Summer Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This introductory course is designed to develop a foundational understanding of current accounting principles and their implication for published financial reports of Justice and Public Safety sector organizations. It builds the base of knowledge and understanding required to succeed in more advanced study of accounting. The course approaches the subject from the point of view of the user of accounting information rather than that of a person who supplies the information.

Offering(s): Also offered through Distance Education format.  
Prerequisite(s): 2.00 credits  
Restriction(s): Registered in the BAAG.JPS program.  
Department(s): Justice Studies  
Location(s): Guelph-Humber Campus  
JUST*3010  Conflict Resolution  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying conflict analysis and resolution through theory, research and practice. Students consider conflict situations in a complex and in-depth manner and will demonstrate competence through the use of case studies, basic assumptions and theories, strategic planning, and mediation practice and problem solving. The relationship between reconciliation and justice is also explored.

Prerequisite(s): 5.00 credits including AHSS*1110  
Department(s): Justice Studies  
Location(s): Guelph-Humber Campus  
JUST*3030  Investigative Techniques  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course presents students the various steps in the investigative process and how to strike a balance between the extraordinary powers of the State to search, seize, detain and interrogate, and individual rights and freedoms.

Prerequisite(s): AHSS*1150, JUST*1010  
Department(s): Justice Studies  
Location(s): Guelph-Humber Campus  
JUST*3040  Police and Society  Fall and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course examines the role of police in society, including theories of policing, the history of policing and such issues as police citizen interaction, relations with visible minorities, methods for controlling police behaviour, and the effectiveness of the police in carrying out specific policy directives.

Offering(s): Also offered through Distance Education format.  
Prerequisite(s): 5.00 credits including AHSS*1160  
Department(s): Justice Studies  
Location(s): Guelph-Humber Campus  
JUST*3050  Community Service II  Winter and Summer  (LEC: 1, LAB: 8)  [0.50]  

This course is builds on JUST 2050 Community Service I. Students will be required to seek and secure a placement with an agency, other than the one they experienced in JUST 2050. Students will have an opportunity to reflect on their previous community service experience, as well as compare the agencies, and the two experiences. Students will be expected to maintain a record of their community service activities as demonstrated through the submission of weekly reports. Students have the opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge they have acquired through the Justice Program and to reflect in the current placement. In addition to comparing and contrasting the current placement with the previous placement.

Prerequisite(s): 5.00 credits including JUST*2050  
Restriction(s): Registration in the BASC.JS program.  
Department(s): Justice Studies  
Location(s): Guelph-Humber Campus  
JUST*3060  Traffic Investigation and Analysis  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course examines various aspects of Federal and Provincial legislation as it relates to the use of motor vehicles. Emphasis is placed on police authority to enforce these laws and the social and moral consequences of this enforcement activity.

Prerequisite(s): 5.00 credits including JUST*1020  
Restriction(s): Registration in the BASC.JS program.  
Department(s): Justice Studies  
Location(s): Guelph-Humber Campus  
JUST*3120  Community Building Practices  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course will transcend the standard practicalities of community economic development and explore the theoretical foundations for, and motivations behind successful community transformation and empowerment.

Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits  
Department(s): Justice Studies  
Location(s): Guelph-Humber Campus  
JUST*4000  Advanced Issues in Community Policing  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course challenges students to critically examine the role community policing plays in society. Students examine the shortcomings of current policing strategies by analyzing these strategies using concepts such as sustainable crime reduction, evidence based crime prevention, fear management and the 'dark figure of crime'. Also, they study value-added policing services that support a transition towards a comprehensive, qualitative policing model.

Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including JUST*2000  
Department(s): Justice Studies  
Location(s): Guelph-Humber Campus  
JUST*4010  Justice Senior Seminar  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course will be offered as a structured seminar on various topics depending on the interests of the faculty member teaching the course, substantive current topics in Justice studies or student interest. Topics will be announced and course outlines will be available at course selection.

Prerequisite(s): AHSS*3060, SCMA*2040, SCMA*3040  
Restriction(s): Registration in the BASC.JS program.  
Department(s): Justice Studies  
Location(s): Guelph-Humber Campus  
JUST*4020  Justice Management  Fall and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course uses a systems approach to critically analyze the management practices utilized within the Canadian Justice System. Topics covered include restorative justice, collaborative justice, labour relations, administration and leadership practices and precesses, and community and stakeholder involvement in the administration of justice.

Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including: AHSS*1140  
Department(s): Justice Studies  
Location(s): Guelph-Humber Campus  
JUST*4060  Community Corrections: Theory and Practice  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course examines selected topics in community corrections in Canada and elsewhere. Topics studied include probation, parole, conditional release options, conditional sentencing and restorative justice practices. A theoretical analysis of community correctional practices is emphasized.

Prerequisite(s): AHSS*3060, JUST*2080  
Department(s): Justice Studies  
Location(s): Guelph-Humber Campus  
JUST*4100  Restorative Justice  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course will explore the various conceptions and philosophies of restorative justice as a promising alternative to the conventional juridical model. Students will critically assess both the practical efficacy and challenges of restorative justice in contrast to prevailing legal frameworks.

Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits  
Department(s): Justice Studies  
Location(s): Guelph-Humber Campus  
JUST*4120  Inclusive Community Practices  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course will examine legal, ethical and social issues pertaining to offending behaviour and current institutional responses, practices, and methodologies. Roles and motivations of justice workers and systems will be critically examined with an interest in discovering how we can bring offenders and community into a future state of inclusivity.

Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits, including JUST*3120  
Department(s): Justice Studies  
Location(s): Guelph-Humber Campus  
JUST*4900  Independent Study in Justice Studies  Summer, Fall, and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

The independent study course is designed to provide senior undergraduate students with an opportunity to pursue library or field research under faculty supervision and to prepare a research report or literature review. Formal agreement between the student and the faculty supervisor is required, as is approval of the program head.

Prerequisite(s): 15.00 credits and 75% grade point average.  
Restriction(s): Instructor consent required.  
Department(s): Justice Studies  
Location(s): Guelph-Humber Campus