CRJ 2501: Criminology


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


  1. Summarize the ways crime is reported and measured.
  2. Assess laws and social policies established to address crime in the United States in relation to criminological theory.
  3. Relate ideas addressed in the study of crime to present-day crime issues.
  4. Explain how criminologists impact laws and social policy in the United States.
  5. Analyze criminological theories, to include their applicability to crime patterns and trends.
  6. Illustrate patterns of offenses and victimization as related to crime rate changes.
  7. Outline the principles of the classical and neoclassical schools of criminology.
  8. Explain how technology has changed the methods of crime commission while also providing criminal justice professionals with the tools to combat crime.


  1. PSY 1010
  2. CRJ 2000


Criminology (Rev: 5th ed.)

Publisher: Pearson (2020)
Author: Schmalleger, F.
ISBN: 9780135186251
Price: (No information available)

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