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JS 750 - Criminology: Causation, Enforcement, Responsibility

(3 units)
Focuses on major issues in understanding of and policies affecting crime, its control, and the system of criminal justice, including limits of individual responsibility for crime.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall - Odd Years

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. articulate the process by which older theories are displaced by newer theories, how paradigms shift, and the factors which contribute to these shifts.
5. apply each of the main criminological theories to a specific crime problem.
6. utilize an appropriately selected theory to analyze and explain a specific case which they participated in as a legal professional.
7. apply an appropriate theory to address a specific social problem within their jurisdiction.


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