SOC-S 325 CRIMINOLOGY (3 CR.)
A study of the patterns of crime, strategies for control, and theories of crime causation.
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Regular Academic Session / In Person
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Over the course of recorded history, societies have long recognized the need to maintain law and order. As a result, much has been written about crime, criminals, and methods to control crime. Ideas about crime are, therefore, not new. However, the discipline of criminology is relatively new with a history of just over 200 years. Distinguishing itself as the scientific study of crime, this topic has attracted the attention of social scientists from many disciplines, including sociology. Topics covered in this course will include: the history of criminology, explanations of crime, criminal behavior, types of crime, and the criminal justice system.