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Teaching Expereince

Bow Valley College Courses Taught

 

JUST 1101 – Introduction to the Criminal Justice System

Summary: This course provides an overview of Canada's criminal justice system. It focuses on the historical, theoretical, substantive, and procedural aspects of the police, the courts, and corrections as well a show each institution functions in society. Learners examine how these institutions were created and how they are influenced by governmental regulation, private and public oversight, and their underlying philosophies. Learners delve into the relationships between crime control theory and criminal justice policy; crime rates and justice statistics; the role of police and their operations; the court system; and corrections.

Taught in Term(s): Winter 2019

 

JUST 1102 – Diversity and Criminal Justice in Canada

Summary: This course examines multiculturalism and its relationship to the criminal justice system in Canada. Among the issues discussed are the recognition, acceptance, and affirmation of ethnic, racial, and religious diversity within the framework of Canada’s policy of multiculturalism. Particular emphasis is placed on Aboriginal history and traditions. Special attention is focused on the application of these issues to policing, corrections, and other aspects of the criminal justice system. Students will have the opportunity to develop the sensitivities and skills which will assist them in understanding and working with different cultures, and to be responsive to the needs and expectations of culturally diverse communities.

Taught in Term(s): Fall 2020

 

JUST 1601 – Criminology

Summary: This course provides an introduction to the major historical and contemporary theoretical concepts of crime, criminals, and criminality. The course establishes the theoretical relationship between criminology and other sciences like psychology and sociology. In addition, the course also delves into the use of the physical sciences and explores the effects of their use in criminal matters.

Taught in Term(s): Spring 2020

 

JUST 2103 – Introduction to Law Enforcement

Summary: This course provides a broad overview of the history and the development of modern policing. Police work in a democratic society, police structure of governance, and the current trends in Canadian law enforcement are examined. In addition, legal powers of police and various models of policing will be analyzed in the context of current trends and issues.

Taught in Term(s): Fall 2017, Fall 2018(x2), Fall 2019(x2), Fall 2020

 

JUST 2104 – Introduction to Forensic Science

Summary: This course explores the history of forensic science, and the role forensics play in contemporary investigations in the Canadian criminal justice system. Learners will focus on crime scene management and processing, using a wide variety of forensic techniques, for a many different types of evidence

Taught in Term(s): Winter 2020, Fall 2020, Winter 2021

 

JUST 2202 – Criminal Law in Canada

Summary: In this course learners explore the function of criminal law in Canada, with a focus on the Criminal Code. Learners examine the Criminal Code of Canada to understand offences described within. Learners practice identifying elements of a case in order to recommend a criminal offense and describe the associated penalty.

Taught in Term(s): Winter 2021

 

JUST 2503 – Criminal Procedure

Summary: This course deals with criminal procedure issues that relate to law enforcement. The course examines the procedural requirements of the criminal justice system as they relate to the role of the law enforcement officer. Activities within that role include: search and seizure, charging, arrest, detention, interrogation, and warrants. The learner analyzes pre-trial procedures and trial processes

Taught in Term(s): Fall 2019(x2), Fall 2002(x2)

 

JUST 2606 – Criminal Evidence

Summary: This course examines criminal evidence issues around policing, principles, and problems as those issues relate to evidence in criminal proceedings. Learners analyze Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms issues in relation to the collection, preservation, and use of evidence. In addition, the course focuses on evidentiary concerns such as witnesses, questioning, and the challenges facing the forensic community.

Taught in Term(s): Winter 2019(x2), Winter 2020(x2)

 

JUST 2607 – Interviewing & investigation

Summary: Interviewing victims, witnesses, and suspects is fundamental to investigation. Learners explore basic investigative responsibilities and key skills required to conduct effective interviews. They examine case law and statutes to be considered during interviews and interrogations.

Taught in Term(s): Winter 2019, Winter 2020, Winter 2021(x2)

 

LEGL 1101 – Introduction to Canadian Law

Summary: This course provides an overview of Canadian civil and criminal law, its history, and structure. The civil law component provides the learner with foundational knowledge of the operation civil legal systems and the interests involved. The course explores Canadian criminal law through the examination of constitutional law, including the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as the substantive and procedural law contained in the Criminal Code.

Taught in Term(s): Winter 2018, Winter 2019, Fall 2019, Winter 2020

Bow Valley College Curriculum Development:
 

The following courses were created, and all curriculum and assessments were developed by myself:

JUST 2104 – Introduction to Forensic Science

Developed 3 credit course as a part of the Criminal Justice Diploma program. The course is currently an elective for all specializations in the program. 
 

Summary: This course explores the history of forensic science, and the role forensics play in contemporary investigations in the Canadian criminal justice system. Learners will focus on crime scene management and processing, using a wide variety of forensic techniques, for a many different types of evidence

 

JUST 2304 – Crisis Management for Law Enforcement

Developed 3 credit course as a part of the Criminal Justice Diploma program. The course is currently a requirement for all Law Enforcement Specializations, and an elective for General Justice or Corrections specialization. 
 

Summary: This course examines crises and conflicts that law enforcement personnel encounter. Although no two crises or conflicts are the same, learners explore common factors that may be involved, such as stress, mental health, and abuse. In addition, learners examine effective intervention and de-escalation strategies that may be engaged by law enforcement personnel.

In addition to creating and developing the previously mentioned courses, I have also reviewed, updated, and redesigned the following courses:

Professional Development Courses Taught
 

Introduction to Forensics
Organization:
Calgary Police Service

Course Run: Sept 2017, Jan 2018, Sept 2018.

Summary: This 20 hour course was designed to provide a basic awareness for members of the Calgary Police Service (CPS) of the roles and responsibilities for the CPS Forensic Crime Scenes Unit; as well as provide a knowledge base regarding forensic techniques that may be able to offer additional information for their investigations from a forensic perspective.

In addition to facilitating this course, I was also the creator and curriculum developer. 

 

Assistant Crime Scene Examiner
Organization: Calgary Police Service

Course Run: Oct 15 – 19, 2018

Summary: This 40 hour course was designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to identify, secure, and process crime scenes using a variety of forensic techniques.  During this course I facilitated involvement from multiple sections of the CPS, as well as lead the assessment of the learners in both formative practical scenarios, and summative written examinations.

In addition to facilitating this course, I was also the curriculum and assessment developer.

 

Friction Ridge Identification
Organization: Calgary Police Service

Course Run: Nov 2017, and Nov 2018

Summary: This 40 hour course was to provide an introduction to Dactyloscopy which is the analysis and comparison of fingerprints for the purpose of identification.  As an introduction, this course was not intended to provide sufficient training for qualification as an expert, or for certification as a friction ridge examiner. However, the course providesdetailed information on: friction ridge skin; processes used to locate, document, and collect fingerprints; as well as philosophy and methodologies for fingerprint identification.

In addition to facilitating this course, I was also the curriculum and assessment developer. 

 

Hazardous Environment Recognition & Evidence Collection
Organization: Calgary Police Service

Course Run: Aug 2018

Summary: This course was been designed with the overall learning objective of increasing police investigators awareness, knowledge, and ability to recognize hazardous environments involving unknown powders, drug manufacturing, or other toxic substances. This course covered both theoretical knowledge and practical skills focusing on proper donning, doffing, and decontamination. As well as exhibit packing, collection, and understanding the potential for forensic evidence that may be retrieved in such an environment. 

 

In addition to facilitating this course, through collaboration with University of Calgary Chemistry Department, Calgary Fire Department HAZMAT, The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Health Canada’s Vancouver Drug Analysis Service Laboratory and RCMP Clandestine Lab Enforcement and Response.  I was also the creator, as well as the curriculum and assessment developer.  

 

Advanced Forensic Training Course
Organization: INTERPOL

Course Run: July 2019

Summary: This course was designed through collaboration with INTERPOL, who were hosting the course for a diverse group of investigators from Southern and Easter Africa.  This course took place in Mauritius, with the support of both INTERPOL and Mauritius Police. 

In addition to facilitating this course, I was also the curriculum and assessment developer.