This course is designed to introduce students to the historical development of the discipline of criminology and provides a broad overview of the major theoretical approaches to crime and criminal justice. Students develop the skills to critically analyze these theoretical perspectives and identify explanations associated with the causes of crime, the criminal justice system, and the experiences of those involved in it – including offenders, victims, and police officers. Furthermore, students analyze various methods of calculating the amount of crime in society, assess variance in crime rates over time and explore emerging trends which are challenging law makers and justice officials responsible for community safety.
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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