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CJS 255 - History of Gangs

3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.
Explore the historical formulation of gangs in the United States and those existing abroad. Students analyze the structure and organization of gang activity; the socio-psychological factors that influence people to join gangs; and various law enforcement practices to identify, prevent, and intervene in criminal activity through gang membership. Students study various law enforcement and correctional methods that effectively suppress gang activity and security threat groups, including witness protection, and therapeutic intervention for membership extraction.

Corequisite(s): CJS 111  or HLS 111 .

Note: Credit will not be given for CJS 255 and also HLS 255.