Dec 09, 2021  
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SOC 112 - Criminology


5 credits

Recommended Preparation
ENGL 095  or placement in ENGL& 101 ; READ 090  or placement in college level reading or instructor permission.

An in-depth look at the causes of crime and the people who are committing them. Crime trends will be examined and students will become familiar with intervention techniques and methods to reduce criminal activity. Students will research crime trends and prevention strategies of local communities.

Theory Hours
5 theory hours.

AA Specified Elective
Satisfies social science distribution area C requirement or may be used as a specified elective in the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
  • Develop an understanding of the crime problem within the United States
  • Develop an understanding of reduction techniques and preventive measures
  • Develop an understanding of the reasons for and the causes of crime
  • Develop an understanding of criminology and its development
  • Develop an understanding of the various theories relating to crime
  • Develop an understanding of the role government must take in prevention
  • Develop an understanding of the necessary literature within the class setting




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