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CRJ 444 - Criminological Theory

(3 units)
Comprehensive interdisciplinary examination of theories of criminal etiology from neurological, biochemical, genetic, psychological, psychiatric, social, economic and political perspectives.

Prerequisite(s): Major in Criminal Justice or Criminal Justice (Pre-Law).

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall, Spring, and Summer

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. identify the primary criminal justice theories used to control adult criminality.
2. articulate the impact specific historical eras had on the creation of the criminological theories of that same period.
3. describe the strengths and weakness of each of the theories of criminality presented over the course of the class.
4. apply each of the main criminological theories to a specific crime problem.
5. articulate the process by which older theories are displaced by newer theories, how paradigms shift, and the factors which contribute to these shifts.


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