Métiers et professions en santé et services sociaux




salaire Min. 27,08 $ / h
Max. 47,98 $ / h

Description and Responsibilities

The criminologist assesses the criminal behaviour and criminogenic needs of an individual before proposing and implementing strategies, in the form of an intervention plan, to help them become aware of the impact of their crime on their victim and adopt appropriate behaviours.

They also help individuals to become more autonomous and empowered and develop and maintain a support network to promote their social reintegration.

The criminologist works with both offenders and their victims.

Education and Training Requirements

The criminologist must have successfully completed a specialized bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree in clinical criminology. Programs in criminology are offered at the following institutions:

Must be an accredited member of the Ordre professionnel des criminologues du Québec This link opens a new window. (in French only).

Required Interests, Skills and Personality Type

  • Must enjoy working in a team with colleagues and other professionals
  • Must know how to observe and analyze situations
  • Must love contact with the public

Personality Type (RIASEC)

  • I - Prefers studying, understanding and solving problems
  • S - Prefers to be in contact with people and to help them
  • C - Prefers to work in a methodical and structured way, according to established standards

Work Environment

Criminologists may work in integrated health and social services centres (CISSS) and integrated university health and social services centres (CIUSSS) (in French only).