Course Abstract Details

CRIM-105, Criminology

Credits: 3

This is a General Education Course

Course Description

CRIM-105, Criminology, introduces students to the basic theories, fundamental facts, and problems associated with the science of criminology, while providing a systematic basis for the study of criminals and criminal behavior as it relates to the criminal justice system in America. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-099. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. GENERAL EDUCATION

Course Objectives and Grading Information

Course Objectives:   At the conclusion of this course (grade C or better), the student will be able to:   

1. Explain what criminology is and what criminologists do.  

2. Explain the various methods used to collect and disseminate crime data. 

3. Discuss the various theories of crime causation.  

4. Discuss various aspects of violent and non-violent crime.  

5. Discuss the impact of technology on criminal behavior.  

6. Discuss the various types of crime control strategies.  

7. Discuss the various types of crime control strategies.  

8. Demonstrate the ability to research a course related topic and present the information in an organized and coherent manner.

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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