Criminology

MET CJ 602

This course explores potential answers to complex and important questions about criminal behavior by drawing on the social science of criminology. Criminology is the interdisciplinary study of the development of law, criminal phenomena and societal responses to crime. The primary emphasis of this course will be discussing and evaluating major explanations or theories of crime. Because criminology is interdisciplinary, we will examine theories that are ground in a range of academic perspectives, including sociological, biological, political, psychological and economic explanations for crime. Course lectures and discussions focus on the historical development of the theories, their major assumptions and propositions, their relevance for public policy and practice. As we progress through each explanation for crime, we critically evaluate the validity of different explanations for crime as well as criminal justice policies and practices that they support.

FALL 2014 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
C1 Gustafson CAS 221 W 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

FALL 2014 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
OL Cronin ARR TBD-TBD On-line course

Note: this course was also offered during Summer Term

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