Sociological analysis of criminal behavior and the criminalization process. Course is a systematic study of criminal and delinquent behavior in the U.S. including variations, ramifications, explanations, measures of control and treatment. Topics include the field of criminology; crime in the modern world, basic locations of crime; major deviations, violence and vocational patterns; juvenile delinquency; addiction; crimes of violence; criminal careers and organized crime; white-collar crime; critical issues in crime causation; nature of punishment and trends in punishment; and law enforcement: police, courts and the penal code.
Semester Hours: 3
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