Contemp Issues in Criminology

Contemp Issues in Criminology

POLC 3000

An overview of the basic concepts, theories and methodology in Criminology. Topics include the central ideas and terms used in criminology, orthodox and radical theories of criminal behavior and the system that controls crime, and their social policy implications. This course critically examines why certain behaviors are "crimes" and others are not and why people engage in "criminal" and other "non-criminal" behaviors. This course also critically examines the system that controls crime from a broad perspective in its historical and cultural context.



Course Hours


Students registering for credit courses for the first time must declare a program at the point of registration. Declaring a program does not necessarily mean students must complete a program, individual courses may be taken for skill improvement and upgrading.

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