SOCL 314 Criminological Theory
The primary goal of the course is to provide students with an in depth understanding of theories of crimes grounded primarily in sociological perspectives, both classical and contemporary. The course will also take into account an historical array of criminological theories covering biological, psychological, geographic, economic, and political viewpoints. The fundamental distinctions between classical and positivist theories and traditional and critical branches of criminology are also discussed. Major emphasis will be placed upon analyzing topics that demonstrate the relationship of theory to practice. Offered Fall and Spring.
Prerequisites: JrS and 3 s.h. 200-level SOCL.
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