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SOC 2226 Criminology

This course presents a framework for studying the nature and the causes of crime and criminal behavior. Focus is provided through criminal typologies and the myriad of theories using multi-disciplinary perspectives.

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Sociology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: SOC 1101 


  • Assess scholarly works and scientific research in the field of Criminology.
  • Examine current trends, issues, and topics in criminology.
  • Analyze causation, etiology, and prevention of criminal behavior.
  • Analyze research on the cause and effect of crime.
  • Identify various treatment approaches for criminals.
  • Distinguish among diverse views characterizing criminal behavior.
  • Analyze theories of the development of criminal law and the legal process.
  • Apply classical and contemporary theories of criminology.
  • Identify the policies, processes and punishments associated with criminal procedures.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3