Catalogue 2012 - 2013

CJ 505 Criminological Theory

Credits

3 cr.

Prerequisite

Graduate standing.

Course Description

In this course, students use an interdisciplinary approach to learn about crime and human behavior. Students use the disciplines of biology, psychology, sociology, and law to investigate and explain behavior that society classifies as criminal. The course includes a review of contemporary research, theory, and practice in the study of crime and criminals. Students also examine the classification, prediction, prevention, intervention, and treatment of criminal behavior from the perspectives of the police, courts, corrections, and mental health practitioners.