Becky Wylie-Jardine M.A.


Humanities & Social Sciences

Office       Room 3120
Phone:    403.343.4017
Email:     becky [dot] wylie-jardine [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca

For the past three years Becky Wylie Jardine has taught Sociology courses at Red Deer College, in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.  She obtained her Master’s Degree in Criminology from the University of South Florida, Tampa campus, and completed her thesis in the area of Dating Violence.  After high school she 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.  After 22 years as a police officer, she retired from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, with postings all across Canada.


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

Main Areas of Teaching: 

Introductory 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 Board Member Red Deer/Lacombe Rural Community Crime Watch

Professional and/or RDC 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
  • Board Member Past 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