These individuals propose and implement strategies to help individuals adopt appropriate behaviours. They also help individuals increase their autonomy and power to act, and develop and maintain a support network. They also help individuals deal with the effects of a criminal offence.
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- Assess a person’s needs, strengths, and risk and protective factors.
- Assess criminogenic factors in the case of an offender or a youth who has committed an offence.
- Develop an intervention plan that is appropriate to the specific needs of each individual.
- Ensure the follow-up and implementation of an intervention plan, including the provision of psychosocial support.
- Intervene with a voluntary or involuntary clientele, to support and restore the offender and the victim’s capacities.
- Accompany clients through the judicial process.
- Make recommendations on crime prevention and public protection.
- Analyze and study the causes of crime and its effects on victims.
- Develop programs to assist criminalized clients and victims.
Training and requirements
Placement rate: 73.6%
24.5% of graduates pursue further studies
Placement rate: 86.5%
10.8% of graduates pursue further studies
- Membership in the Ordre professionnel des criminologues du Québec (OPCQ [Quebec Order of Profesionnal Criminologists]) in order to practise as a Criminologist.
Main skills and characteristics
- Data collection
- Social perception
- Oral expression
- Critical thought
- Active listening
- Result evaluation
- Written expression
- Reading comprehension
- Information processing
- Judgment and decision-making
- Solving complex problems
- Active learning
- Service oriented
- Time management
- Awareness of issues
- Oral comprehension
- Verbal skills
- Inductive reasoning
- Speech recognition
- Deductive reasoning
- Speech clarity
- Written comprehension
- Written expression
- Information organization
- Near vision
Knowledge and attributes
- Capacity to establish and maintain interpersonal relations
- Capacity to work under pressure
- Sense of responsibility
- Capacity to influence and mobilize
- Capacity to be discrete
- Respect others
- Knowledge of public safety and security
- Knowledge of laws and policies
- Capacity to facilitate a group
- Draft, communicate, and inform
- Watch, defend, and secure
- Work in an office
- Create, design
- Assist and advise
- Assist or care for people
Personality profiles (RIASEC)
- People with this profile prefer relying on theoretical knowledge before acting. They like observation, analysis and problem solving.
- People with this profile prefer to be in contact with others, in particular to entertain, help or teach them.
- People with this profile prefer specific, well-defined tasks. They like to respect the order of things and follow established rules.
Appellation d'emploi liée (à traduire)
Education, law and social, community and government services
Last update: May 5, 2022
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