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Criminology

Criminology

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Course Description

This course introduces students to the study of crime and criminal behavior as well as to theories of crime causation. It reviews different types of crime and examines crime control policy.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Define terms related to the study of crime
  • Analyze the concept of criminology
  • Examine research and data collection methods used in criminology
  • Examine theories and principles of criminology
  • Describe the basic concepts of biological theories of criminal behavior
  • Distinguish between various types of crimes
  • Evaluate methods used to effectively deal with crimes
  • Analyze the relationship between drugs and crime
  • Assess laws and social policies that have been established to address crime in the United States
  • Examine the future of crime

Course Materials

Criminology Today Book Cover
Title: Criminology Today: An Integrative Introduction
Edition: 8
Author: Schmalleger
ISBN: 9780134146386