Sociology & Legal Studies


Contact Us

Susan Dianne Brophy
Assistant Professor
519-884-8111 x 28284
Welcome to the Department of Sociology & Legal Studies

Rooted in the liberal arts tradition, Sociology and Legal Studies at St. Jerome’s University covers a diverse range of courses, from policing, criminology, and the sociology of mental disorder to urban culture, community, power, and parenting. Contemporary debates in sociological and criminological theory are explored and discussed in the intimate atmosphere of the university, as we encourage critical and engaged participation at the local, national, and international levels.


Our undergraduate and graduate programs are interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary, and focus on a qualitative and interpretive approach with quantitative research playing its role as well. Our quest is to understand human social life, focusing on legal studies and criminology, from the ancient Socratic approach to questioning to contemporary critical theory.