SOCI 1243 - Criminology, 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1163 with D or better

Level: Lower

Course Attributes: Gen Ed - Social Sciences, Liberal Arts and Science

The course provides an introduction to the sociological study of crime and criminal behavior. Emphasis is given to the variable definitions of crime with respect to time and place, the causes and theories of crime, topologies of criminal behavior, and crime prevention strategies. An overview of the criminal justice system (law enforcement, the court process, and correction) is presented.