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: HEAL8100 SOCS8010
Corequisites: None

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Registration dates

Winter 2021 registration opens November 2, 2020. Spring 2021 registration opens February 1, 2021.