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2024-2025 Catalog 
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CJ 212 - Criminology

Credits: 3
Lecture Contact Hours: 3
Description: This course is designed to identify the theories of crime causation, behavioral systems in crime (organized white collar crime) and the nature and extent of crime. Emphasis will be given to law as social control, history and philosophy of punishment and contemporary correctional techniques.

Prerequisites: None.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended: None.

Course Category: Occupational
This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Fall
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Course Competencies
  1. Explain criminology and its purpose in society.
  2. Explore crime and the various methods of counting and measuring criminal behavior.
  3. Summarize the “basic” schools of criminology.
  4. Investigate the psychological and biological perspectives to criminal behavior.
  5. Compare strain and cultural deviance theories.
  6. Explain the function of subcultures and their relationship to delinquency.
  7. Explore various social control theories and their relationship to criminal behavior and delinquency.
  8. Compare labeling, conflict, radical and environmental theories of crime.
  9. Identify various violent crimes, property crimes, white-collar crimes, corporate crimes and public order crimes.

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