CRIMINOLOGY   [Archived Catalog]
2016-2017 Johnstown Campus Catalog


Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
Criminology refers to the scientific study of crime, its causes, and social responses to it. This course provides a broad overview of the study of crime. It examines the legal definitions and elements of crime; surveys the major categories of crime, i.e. predatory and nonpredatory acts; reviews the major measures of crime; identifies the major correlates of crime, reviews and assesses the major theories of crime; differentiates types of offenders and explores various dimensions of their offending; and examines and evaluates the working of the criminal justice system.
Academic Career: UGRD
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
Course Requirements: PREQ: SOC 0100  or SOC 0010 or JAC 0715  or SOC 0715  

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