Dec 04, 2021
AJS 225 - Criminology 3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods
Survey of the nature, extent and control of crime and delinquency. Includes comparison of theoretical and practical approaches to causation, prevention, punishment and treatment, and current problems.
Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - SBS; Meets CTE - SBS.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Evaluate specific criminological theories as applied to crime.
- Generalize social interpretation and theory pertaining to the commission of crime.
- Write reports, case briefs, policy papers and/or problem-solving papers; demonstrating mastery of English grammar, spelling, syntax and composition. Competency 1.1
- Confidently and professionally, present yourself in front of a class in a teaching/training capacity. Competency 1.3
- Articulate the impact of criminal justice professional’s actions and the effect that crime has on society. Competency 4.2
- Criminology, Crime and Criminal Law
- Measuring Crime and Criminal Behavior
- The Early Schools of Criminology and Modern Counterparts
- Social Structural Theories
- Social Process Theories
- Critical Theories
- Psychosocial Theories: Individual Traits and Criminal Behavior
- Biosocial Approaches
- Developmental Theories: from Delinquency to Crime to Desistance
- Altered Minds and Crime
- Mental illness
- Crimes of Violence
- Serial, Mass, and Spree Murder
- Terrorism and Terrorists
- Property and Public Order Crime
- White Collar and Organized Crime
- Victimology: Exploring the Experience of Victimization
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