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SOC 224 - Criminology

3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.
Study the cultural and historical influence of crime. Explore topics relating to the definition and meaning of crime and criminality; problems of official data; theoretic approach to causes of crime; and social and legal aspects of the criminal justice system with emphasis on roles of police, lawyers, judges, public and victims. Examine evolving theories and approaches to punishment, ranging from probation to capital punishment.

Prerequisite(s): SOC 111  or PSY 111  and eligibility for ENG 101  or ENG 101A .

Crosslisted: Also offered as CJS 224 ; credit will not be given for both SOC 224 and CJS 224 .

Note: Typically offered at MC and OL; all terms.