This course examines the causes of crime, as well as how we treat the problem of crime and try to prevent it. We will examine what crime and the criminal justice system look like in the United States in comparison to other countries and what criminologist believe are the causes of different types of crime. Through case studies, we will also look at some critical perspectives on mainstream beliefs about the causes of crime. (Offered every other year.)(Also listed as SOCI 3424.) Prerequisite: At least 3 hours completed in Sociology
4 credits
Upper Division
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