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Criminology
CRIMINOLOGY
CLASS CODE: SOC 330 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: A study of crime and its causation with an overview of the crime problem from a theoretical approach.
TAUGHT: Winter, (Fall odd years),( Summer even years)
CONTENT AND TOPICS: An overview of the crime problem from a theoretical approach.
Crime, process, victimology, various theories, crime typologies.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Students will have an understanding of crime and its causation from an academic perspective.
Be introduced to the study of criminal behavior.
Gain an understanding of processes of lawmaking.
Study the cause of law violation.
Learn methods used to control criminal behavior.
Study and conduct research concerning laws, crime and corrections.
REQUIREMENTS: Objective tests, essays, oral exams, essay exams,
term paper.
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER: May be taken in lieu of Intro to Criminal Justice
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001