Oct 1 2017

Part Time Criminal Psychology and Behaviour Continuing Education Program & Courses #criminal #psychology, #criminal #behaviours,


Criminal Psychology and Behaviour (Part-time)

Credential: Certificate Program Code: 1266 School: Continuing Education

About the Program

This program will appeal to individuals who are working or volunteering in a corrections program, law enforcement, women s shelters, youth at risk, or to those individuals who have a special interest in criminal psychology and behaviour. The program explores why individuals become criminals as well as why individuals are attracted to those with deviant behaviours. The program also explores factors that research suggests underlie criminal behaviours.

Program Information

All courses must be completed within 5 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older

Note re: Admission Requirements

  • Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and research in the English language.

Admission Procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.

How to Apply

Students may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar s Office, OR by using the college website at

Send completed applications to:
Conestoga College
Admissions Office
299 Doon Valley Dr
Kitchener, Ontario
Canada N2G 4M4

How to Register for Courses

Go to How to Register for detailed registration information.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student s Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Graduate Opportunities

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Program Related Resources

Program Outcomes

  • Explain the biological connection between behaviour and mental process.
  • Identify various motives and emotions that play a significant part in determining human responses and general behaviour.
  • Explain and discuss various theories related to psychopathic behaviours and anti-social personality disorders.
  • Describe factors which lead individuals towards deviant behaviours
  • Describe methods used in the rehabilitation of criminals and victims
  • Explain the role that psychological disorders and chemical dependence can play in crime
  • Examine biological versus social explanations for various forms of abuse.
  • Describe elements which contribute to violent behaviour.
  • Explain the various theories and ideologies surrounding cults and terrorism.
  • Explore the three basic ego processes that lead to psychological maturity.
  • Explain co-dependency and its relationship to abuse..

Program Courses

Click on the course code or title below for a full description of the course. If available for registration, clicking on “Details” in the status column will open a new browser tab or window in the Student Portal.

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