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Description:This course provides an examination of the field of criminology, including its theories, basic assumptions and definitions. The knowledge gained from this course will helps students think critically and independently about theoretical and policy issues relating to crime and victimization. This will be helpful if students eventually work for a criminal justice agency, pursue advanced education in criminology or law, or want to be a more informed citizen.
Offered (DAY schedule):
Instructor Permission Required:N
CJ121 or SY113

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: (1) Identify major theories associated with the study of crime and its causes; (2)Recognize and be able to identify various typologies of criminal behavior; (3) Identify the basic elements of criminological theory; (4) Trace the social and political processes that have impacted philosophies and policies affecting crime and how the public views crime; (5) Name the major crime data sources; (6) Link basic elements of theory to the typologies of crime.

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Thomas College. Beyond Education.