• Thematic Cluster: Crime and Social Control
  • Course for Minor: Criminology Minor - Required
  • SAS Core: SCL
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-reqs required: No
  • Course Frequency: Generally offered at least once per academic year
  • Course Notes / Requirements: Credit not given for both 01:920:218 and 345. The syllabus below is a sample syllabus. For up-to-date course information, please refer to the syllabus on your Canvas course site on the first day of class.
  • Syllabus: Syllabus File

Course Description:

This course examines the field and practice of criminology—i.e., the study of crime—from classical, contemporary, and critical perspectives. The course materials will introduce you to the major theoretical explanations for defining and measuring criminal behavior and the different types of crime and victimization. Students will examine the larger social forces that both predict and define crime as well as evaluate various ways in which societies deal with crime.