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SOC 2136 : Criminology
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CJ-BA: Criminal Justice
CJ-MINOR: Criminal Justice
PSPP-BA: Political Science (Public Policy Focus)
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
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SOC 1001 or SOC 1002; and SOC 1003
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Nature and distribution of crime as related to the development and operation of criminal law and various social and legal institutions. Analysis of the historical, social, legal, and cultural conditions affecting the nature of crime, criminality, and the development of state responses made to it.
At the conclusion of the course, the student will: Be able to articulate the fundamental differences between individual level and sociological explanations of crime; be able to identify the connections and parallels between various theories of crime; understand why there is no single universal theory of crime, but rather that different approaches have utility in different contexts; understand why some people desist from crime and others do not; be familiar with the different factors that have contributed to gang membership.
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SP14 SOC 2136 Martinez.pdf
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CCAS - GCR:Social & Behavioral
SEAS - Soc. Science Electives
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