Criminal Justice is offered as a minor within the Department of Applied Social Sciences.

The Criminal Justice minor provides students with a strong foundation of criminological theory and practical application. Courses are taught from the perspective of a Reformed Christian worldview, and include topics of criminal law, procedure and investigations, corrections, juvenile justice and restorative justice. Students will have opportunity to participate in field trips to prisons and other correctional institutes, and to meet professionals in policing and corrections, including Redeemer graduates who are now in these fields. Students will also complete an internship to gain practical experience in the area of criminal justice. Redeemer students have completed internships with organizations including the John Howard SocietyCircles of Support & Accountability, the Living RockHamilton Police and at a local correctional facility. Students have gone on to establish careers in policing and corrections work.

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Dr. Timothy Epp Associate Professor of Applied Social Sciences

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Brent McCamon
International Studies student ‘15


Brent McCamon
International Studies student ‘15

" “Ever since I came face to face with poverty on a mission trip to Nicaragua, I’ve always wanted to make a difference globally,” reflects Brent McCamon ‘15. Today, McCamon is doing just that as a policy advisor for the Canadian government’s Office of Human Rights, Freedoms and Inclusion. He analyzes global trends and develops policy to promote pluralism and freedom of religion and belief. “The work I’m involved in is needed in our global climate,” he says. “We see religious persecution and sectarian violence on a day-to-day basis. As a Canadian Christian, I’m proud to work to see people of all faiths enjoy the same freedoms we have here in Canada.” McCamon graduated in May 2015 and attended the Tony Blair Faith Foundation’s (TBFF) intensive training course at McGill University the following month. He won the TBFF essay competition for his policy briefing calling Canadians to engage religious groups in resolving conflict and ending religious violence in Nigeria. “With globalization, local and international needs are becoming increasingly interconnected,” McCamon observes. “I’ve had opportunities to be involved with both, yet the challenges can at times be overwhelming. I can’t do everything, but through God’s grace, I am doing what I can do now to facilitate change locally and globally.” "

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