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The student will examine criminological theories that attempt to explain crime and criminal behavior and will consider theories of justice, particularly as they apply to the rights and restoration of victims, offenders and the community at large. As part of this examination, they will consider the methods that social scientists use to explore the causes and nature of crime, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence and employment of mathematical and interpretive analysis.
Prerequisite skills and knowledge: The student should have an understanding of the structure and functions of the various parts of the criminal justice system and the relationship of federal, state and local criminal-justice agencies, such as might be learned in a course in Introduction to Criminal Justice.
This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Social Sciences.
This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.
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Meets General Education Requirement In: Social Sciences-Full
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Summer. Fall 1.
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