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Becky Wylie-Jardine M.A.

Becky Wylie-Jardine
Justice Studies
Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Arts and Education
becky [dot] wylie-jardine [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca

Becky Wylie Jardine started out her teaching career at Red Deer Polytechnic 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 Polytechnic.  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.

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 Polytechnic.


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:

  • Alberta Restorative Justice Association Conference Workshop, May, 2021-”Law Enforcement and RJ-From Process to Case Consideration: The Cost Benefits of Processing a Case Through RJ vs the Traditional Justice System. Canadian Municipal Network on Crime Prevention, September, 2020-Webinar-”Rural Crime Prevention and Community Safety, 2020”

  • Rural Municipalities of Alberta Annual Convention, November 2019-Panelist on Causes and Solutions to Alberta’s Rural Crime Challenges.

  • 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:

  • Alberta Solicitor General-Community Justice Center Engagement Member
  • Past President, current Vice President Red Deer/Lacombe Rural Community Crime Watch
  • Board Member of ACCPA (Alberta Community Crime Prevention Association)
  • Advisory Committee Member on the Building Capacity in Rural Crime Prevention Project

Professional and/or RDP Leadership:

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

Professional Memberships:

  • International Association of Crime Prevention Practitioners-International Crime Prevention Specialist Designation
  • Past President/Current Board Member-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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