Introduction to Criminology
Credits: 3
Department: CJC Criminal Justice and Criminology
Subject: Criminal Justice and Criminology
This course is a survey of the patterns and trends in adult criminal behavior and juvenile delinquency analyzed in terms of various theories of such behavior. Students will also examine types of crime and the administration of justice. Material is presented describing the types and amount of crime in the United States. Characteristics such as age, race, gender and class of offender types are discussed. The interaction between society, the criminal justice system and the offender is examined. The current correctional practices that focus on the goals, organization, functions and operations of state, county and local correctional systems are examined. Theories on crime causation are analyzed.
Course name change effective fall 2014