Current theories and empirical research pertaining to crime and criminal behavior and its causes, methods of prevention, systems of punishment, and rehabilitation.

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Identify and explain the various theories of causation of criminal behavior
  • Identify and appraise the avenue of prevention
  • Outline the various research methods/methodology used in criminological research
  • Identify the categories and sources of criminological data utilized in interpreting crime trends

Grade Basis: L
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture hours: 48.0