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Section Information for Spring 2023
Criminology is the interdisciplinary study of the causes and correlates of crime. Criminological theories offer explanations of criminal behavior, crime and criminal acts, crime rates, and the criminal justice process. In this course we will review the major orientations and theoretical underpinnings of criminology with a focus on developing criminological thinking. Criminological thinking refers to how people understand crime and explain it using classical and contemporary theories. By the end of this course you will be familiar with key criminological theories, including their historical, social, and intellectual origins, key assumptions and ideas, scope of phenomena they seek to explain, evidence base they draw upon, and how they are used to address problems of policy and practice.
SOCI 301 DL1 is a distance education section.
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