Understanding the Experience and Over-Representation of Aboriginal Peoples in Corrections

Code: SOCS8030

Course description

While Aboriginal peoples comprise about 4% of the general population, they comprise 20% or more of the correctional population. This over-representation has roots in historical and contemporary factors that affect Aboriginal peoples. Students will develop an understanding of the historical antecedents such as colonization and residential schools and how these events have impacted on current behaviour. Since approximately 56% of Aboriginal peoples are urban indigenous, an understanding of the challenges for both on and off reserve Aboriginal peoples is needed. Best practices when working with Aboriginal offenders in correctional institutions and the community are discussed. Course involves theory, research and case examples.

Course details

Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Delivery Options

Classroom Delivery: In-person instruction that takes place at a college campus.
Online Delivery: Content is delivered entirely online through self-directed components, allowing you the flexibility to learn anytime from wherever you are.
Remote Delivery: Technology-enabled virtual instruction that takes place outside of a physical classroom. Remote delivery includes some form of scheduled real-time virtual classes or drop-in times, as well as self-directed components.
Hybrid Delivery: Instruction that includes a combination of online or remote delivery, and some classroom activities.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Fall 2021 registration opens July 5, 2021. Winter 2022 registration opens November 1, 2021.