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 the penal field. This may include work related to policy development and to the administration of criminal justice, support for marginalized and/or criminalized individuals, support for victims of criminalized incidents or persons in distress, and crime prevention initiatives, to name a few. Below you will find a few examples of organizations offering placement opportunities for ICCJ students.

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:

Thursday, March 4th, 2021 at 1:30pm
via Zoom
This session was recorded. We have attached the recording here:

2021 Field Placement Info Session

Field Placement Application:

The 2022-2023 field placement application deadline is closed.

Examples of Organizations Offering Placement Opportunities: