Field Placement Option in Criminology and Criminal Justice  (CRCJ 3901) – 1.0 credit

The Field Placement Option in Criminology and Criminal Justice has been offered at Carleton University since 1973. Through a field placement in an agency setting, students are provided the opportunity to obtain practical involvement in various aspects of criminal justice. Discussion, guest speakers and presentations in the Seminar Class and required term papers integrate applied, theoretical and empirical knowledge. Seminar three hours a week; field placement eight hours a week.

Students interested in participating, apply for acceptance to the Field Placement after completing nine credits (for 3rd year standing), including all of the 1000- and 2000-level requirements in the Criminology and Criminal Justice major.

Acceptance to the field placement option is based on a floating minimum grade-point average (average varies from year to year) calculated from these 1000- and 2000-level required courses.

BA Honours students accepted into CRCJ 3901 (1.0 credit) may also be eligible to complete CRCJ 3902 (1.0 credit) which would require them to work an additional 8 hours a week at their assigned agency.

Information Session Presentations:

For more information that was provided during the Information Session held on February 3rd, 2016, click on the PowerPoint presentations below:

General Information Presentation about the course, types of agencies, etc.
Registration Information Presentation about how placement fits into your audit, etc.

Field Placement Application:

Field placement applications are now closed for 2017-2018. The application deadline was May 1st, 2017.