Dec 02, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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CJ 307 - Criminology

Credits: 4 credits

Examines various theories purported to explain social disorder as manifested in crime and delinquency. Emphasizes methods of crime prevention, theories and practices for the punishment and treatment of criminals.


CJ 202   and advanced standing.


Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to do the following: 

  1. Examine the various dimensions of criminological theory, including the underlying assumptions of each theory, how the theories are empirically tested, and the application of theories;
  2. Evaluate a theory and assess its value to the field of criminal justice;
  3. Summarize the history of criminological thought from its beginnings with an emphasis on the biological to its current focus on integration;
  4. Discuss the nature, extent and various aspects/types of criminal behavior;
  5. Identify the underlying dimensions of the criminal event itself, with particular emphasis placed upon the motivations behind the act;
  6. Apply theory to various forms of crime and crime control measures.

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