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CJ101 Intro to Criminology 4 credits

An interdisciplinary and introductory overview of the study of crime, criminal behavior, and the application of theory to crime prevention and offender treatment. Examines the uses and limitations of empirical research methods to the study of crime. Reviews the principal political, economic, social, cultural, psychological, biological and ideological theories of criminal behavior. Identifies the major categories of crime and discusses the relevance of crime classification. Explores the influence of criminological theory on public policy.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.