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CJ& 112
Criminology


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Social Sciences]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
The study of deviant behavior as it relates to the definition of crime: crime statistics, theories of crime causation, crime typologies. Introduction to the impact of crime, limits of criminal law, and society's reaction to criminal behavior. Recommended: READ 088. Formerly CJ 106, Criminology.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Explain the main theories in criminology that offer various ways of understanding why people commit crime.
  • Determine the roles of race, ethnicity, social class status, gender, power, and other major social variables that influence criminal behavior.
  • Explain the public perceptions and fear of crime, as well as the societal response to crime.
  • Explain the methods used to measure the parameters of the crime problem.
  • Apply criminology theories, principles, and concepts to real life problems and situations in criminal justice.
  • Engage in research to explore special issues in criminology and their effects on the larger society.
  • Use critical thinking and analysis.
  • Exhibit strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Use appropriate technology in the study of criminology.

  • Course Topics
  • The history and definitions of crime and criminology
  • Images of crime, criminality, and criminal justice
  • Patterns of crime
  • Types of crime
  • Measurement of crime
  • Correlates and distribution of crime
  • Foundational theories of crime
  • Contemporary theories and research
  • Crime and social control

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    CJ& 112
    Fall 2013
    0842
    Susan Palmer
    CJ& 112
    Fall 2011
    1245
    Susan Palmer
    CJ& 112
    Fall 2010
    1245
    Susan Palmer
    CJ& 112
    Fall 2009
    8018
    NOAH LEAVITT


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
     
     
     
     
    X
     
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.