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Becky Wylie-Jardine M.A.

Becky Wylie-Jardine
Justice Studies
Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Arts and Culture

Becky Wylie Jardine started out her teaching career at Red Deer College by teaching Sociology, in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.  In 2016, she was approached by the Associate Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, to be a subject matter expert in the development of a Justice Studies Program for Red Deer College.  After much planning and deliberation, the new Justice Studies Program was launched in May of 2018.  Becky was hired as the Head of the Justice Studies Program where she is involved in teaching and developing courses in the Program.  

After high school Becky attended Mount Royal College’s Police Science Program, and transferred to the Bachelor of Arts Program, at Simon Fraser University, majoring in Criminology.  She joined the RCMP in Vancouver, British Columbia, completed French Language Training in Montreal, Quebec, graduated from RCMP training in Regina, Saskatchewan, and was posted to Moncton, New Brunswick.

Becky took an Educational (LWOP) Leave Without Pay from the RCMP to return to University and obtain her Master’s Degree in Criminology from the University of South Florida, Tampa campus.  She completed her thesis in the area of Dating Violence and then returned to work with the RCMP in Wetaskiwin, Maskwacis, and then Red Deer City Detachment.  After 22 years as a police officer, she retired from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and pursued her teaching career at Red Deer College.


M.A. Criminology, University of South Florida
B.A. Criminology, Simon Fraser University
Diploma Police Science, Mount Royal College

Main Areas of Teaching

Justice Studies, Sociology, Criminology, Crime and Deviance.

Scholarly Activity

Conference Presentations:

  • Canadian Native Mental Health Conference, September, 2001.  “Safe Schools, SAFE Communities” Crime Prevention Project presentation.  Self-designed project to explain how to combat youth violence in communities.  Presented at the 2001 Canadian Native Mental Health Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, March, 1995.  Jardine, B. Sellers, C.  “Physical Aggression in Dating Relationships: A Test of Social Learning Theory.” Boston, MA. U.S.A.
  • American Society of Criminology, March, 1995. Sellers, C., Jardine, B. "Social Learning and Physical Aggression in Dating Relationships: A New Test of a Criminological Theory." Boston, MA. U.S.A.

Community Involvement:

  • Past President, current Vice President Red Deer/Lacombe Rural Community Crime Watch

Professional and/or RDP Leadership:

  • Content Matter Expert in development of Justice Studies Program at Red Deer College
  • Faculty Mentor, Red Deer College Sociology Society
  • Coach, Red Deer College Rodeo Team

Professional Memberships:

  • International Association of Crime Prevention Practitioners-Zone 5 Representative (Western Canada)
  • International Association of Crime Prevention Practitioners-International Crime Prevention Specialist Designation
  • Vice President-Red Deer/Lacombe Rural Community Crime Watch
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
  • American Society of Experts in Traumatic Stress

Awards and Honors:

  • Excellence in Injury Control Strategies Award-Helmet Option Program
  • RCMP District Commander Certificate of Appreciation-Development of SAFE Schools-Safe Communities Business Plan
  • Alpha Phi Sigma-National Criminal Justice Honor Society
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