CCJ 20000 Criminology

GE-Social Science This course is designed to introduce students to the field of criminology, the scientific study of crime and related theories. Exploration of the development of criminal law, how crime is defined, trends and patterns of crime, and who is most likely to be a victim of crime will be covered. This course is designed as an overview analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of current theories of crime and causation from perspective based on empirical research.