This course will focus on criminology as a social science. The course will include a review of the basic concepts of criminology and the methodology of sociology. The course will also discuss topics in criminology, such as juvenile delinquency, the causes and consequences of crime and punishment, prison systems and crime, crime in society and the criminal justice system.
This course provides an introduction to the field of criminology. Topics include criminological theory, the practice of criminology, criminology as a profession, and criminology in the United States. Students will learn the unique value of a criminology degree as a college major as well as the broader value of a criminology education. 827ec27edc