CRJ 2501

Description

Explores the study of crime and crime causation theories, including traditional and modern approaches and emerging technological innovations, as well as social policy.

Objectives

  1. Define terms related to the study of crime and relate those terms to present day crime issues.
  2. Analyze the concept of criminology and evaluate the applicability of criminology to crime solutions.
  3. Examine research and data collection methods used in criminology and employ those tools as guides for interpreting recent research.
  4. Describe the basic concepts of biological theories of criminal behavior and assess the related scientific research substantiating these theories.
  5. Distinguish between various types of crimes and distinguish characteristics applicable to criminals involved in each type of crime.
  6. Evaluate methods used to effectively deal with crimes and assess the variability of the methods in respect to the varying types of crimes.
  7. Analyze the relationship between drugs and crime and evaluate recent studies attempting to thwart this relationship.
  8. Assess laws and social policies established to address crime in the United States and determine how these laws are crime specific.
  9. Examine the future of crime and estimate the changes in society that will require new laws based on multicultural communities.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Criminology today: An integrative introduction (Rev: 6)

Publisher: Prentice Hall (2012)
Author: Schmalleger, F.
ISBN: 9780137074853
Price: $167.57

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact Student Services at students@waldorf.edu