Agreement with the Ordre professionnel des criminologues du Québec

L’ordre professionnel des criminologues has been created in the province of Québec. This means that a permit is now required, in that province, if you engage in the following professional activities:

  • assess a person suffering from a mental or neuropsychological disorder attested by the diagnosis or evaluation of an authorized professional;
  • assess a person further to a decision of the director of youth protection or of a tribunal made under the Youth Protection Act (chapter P-34.1);
  • assess an adolescent further to a decision of a tribunal made under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (S.C. 2002, c. 1);
  • make decisions as to the use of restraint measures in accordance with the Act respecting health services and social services (chapter S-4.2) and the Act respecting health services and social services for Cree Native persons (chapter S-5);
  • make decisions as to the use of isolation measures in accordance with the Act respecting health services and social services and the Act respecting health services and social services for Cree Native persons.

Following discussions between the Department of Criminology of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ottawa and the Ordre professionnel des criminologues du Québec (OPCQ), it has been agreed that students registered for the Honours BSoc Sc in Criminology and the Joint Honours in Criminology and Women’s Studies will be eligible to obtain a permit if they satisfy specific conditions. These conditions vary depending on the admission cycle to the Honours Bsoc SC in Criminology and the Joint Honours in Criminology and Women’s studies.

Please contact Joanne Cardinal at Joanne.Cardinal@uOttawa.ca if you would like additional information.

Conditions for the 2015-2016 admission cycle

To obtain a permit, students admitted to the Honours BSoc Sc with in criminology and the Joint Honours in Criminology and Women’s Studies must satisfy the following condition:

  • Get a Honours BSoc Sc in Criminology or a Joint Honours in Criminology and Women’s Studies with a 540 hour or 12 credit supervised field placement in criminological intervention.
Conditions for the 2016-2017 admission cycle

To obtain a permit, students admitted to the Honours BSoc Sc in Criminology and the Joint Honours in Criminology and Women’s Studies must satisfy the following conditions:

  • Get an Honours BSoc Sc in Criminology or a Honours in Criminology and Women’s Studies with a 540 hour or 12 credit supervised field placement in criminological intervention.
  • must successfully complete the following courses:
    • CRM 3315 Principles of Evaluation (3 cr.)
    • CRM 3303 Individual Intervention in Criminology (3 cr.)
    • CRM 4303 Intervention and Ethics in Criminology (3 cr.)
  • must complete 6 credits from the following list:
    • CRM 2310 Community Action and Intervention in Criminology (3 cr.)
    • CRM 2309 Criminal Justice and Health (3 cr.)
    • CRM 3308 Prevention in Criminology (3 cr.)
    • CRM 3314 Criminal Justice and Drugs (3 cr.)
    • CRM 3325 Restorative Justice (3 cr.)
    • CRM 3316 Imprisonment and Parole (3 cr.)
Conditions for 2017-2018 admission cycle

To obtain a permit, students admitted to the Honours BSoc Sc in Criminology and the Joint Honours in Criminology and Women’s Studies must satisfy the following conditions:

  • get an Honours BSoc Sc in Criminology or the Joint Honours in Criminology and Women’s Studies with Field Placement Option.
  • to have completed 60 CRM credits that satisfy the following equivalencies:
    Equivalencies Corresponding course at uOttawa
    3 credits in criminal and penal justice CRM 2300 Criminal Law and the Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
    3 credits in youth protection CRM 3312 Youth and Justice (3 cr.)
    3 credits on sentencing and alternatives CRM 4302 Abolitionism and the Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
    3 credits on institutional and community settings 3 credits from this list:
    • CRM 2306 Prison Community and the Deprivation of Liberty (3 cr.)
    • CRM 3316 Imprisonment and Parole (3 cr.)
    • CRM 4306 Socio-Politics of Incarcertaion (3 cr.)
    3 credits on ethics and deontology CRM 4303 Intervention and Ethics in Criminology (3 cr.)
    3 credits in qualitative methodology CRM 4304 Qualitative Research in Criminology (3 cr.)
    3 credits in quantitative methodology CRM 3334 Quantitative Research in Criminology (3 cr.)
    3 credits on sociology based criminology theories CRM 2302 Societal Reaction Theories in Criminology (3 cr.)
    3 credits on psychology based criminology theories CRM 2301 Positivist Theories in Criminology (3 cr.)
    3 credits victimology theories 3 credits from this list:
    • CRM 3306 Victimology (3 cr.)
    • CRM 2307 Feminist Perspectives on Women and Victimization (3 cr.)
    3 credits on mental health problems CRM 3311 Mental Disorder and Justice (3 cr.)
    3 credits on the principles of evaluation CRM 3315 Principles of Evaluation (3 cr.)
    6 credits related to front line work CRM 3303 Individual Intervention in Criminology (3 cr.)
     AND
    CRM 3324 Intervention Practice (3 cr.)
    6 credits on the principles and models of criminological intervention 6 credits from this list:
    • CRM 2310 Community Action and Intervention in Criminology (3 cr.)
    • CRM 2309 Criminal Justice and Health (3 cr.)
    • CRM 3308 Prevention and Criminology (3 cr.)
    • CRM 3314 Criminal Justice and Drugs (3 cr.)
    • CRM 3325 Restorative Justice (3 cr.)
    • CRM 3316 Imprisonment and Parole (3 cr.)
    12 credits Field Placement CRM 4260 or FEM 4260 Field Placement (9 cr.)
    [N.B. The placement must be in front line intervention. Placements in research or policy development are not recognized by the Ordre]
     AND
    CRM 4317 Assessment of Field Placement (3 cr.)

Please consult the OPCQ website for more information.

For more information on whether or not a permit is required please contact the employers.

Please note that this agreement between the OPCQ and the Department of Criminology at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ottawa is subject to change.

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