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2021-2022 Catalog
CCJ 3014: Criminological Theory

Course Description for Criminological Theory

CCJ3014: Criminological Theory
Prerequisite:  CCJ 2002. This course examines the ways crime has been explained in western society, with primary emphasis on scientific explanations since the 1700s. The entire range of criminological theory, from demonism to Marxism, and the social policy implications of each, will be addressed, along with the basics of theory construction and evaluation.