SOC 368 - Criminology
Section: 001
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course reviews major issues and theoretical perspectives in the sociological study of crime and criminal justice. Crime is a controversial topic, not just for the general public and policy makers, but for criminologists too.

  • How should we measure crime?
  • Why do some people commit crimes, while others do not?
  • Why do some places have high crime rates, while others do not?
  • What can we do to reduce crime?

These are just some of the difficult puzzles that we will investigate in this course. Because the field of criminology has a long and complex history, we cannot do justice in one academic term to the full range of topics in the discipline, but we will instead conduct an overview of the foundations of criminology (basic concepts in the study of crime and criminal justice), cover classic and contemporary theoretical perspectives on crime and delinquency, and begin to explore important issues pertaining to the criminal justice system (police, courts, and corrections).

SOC 368 - Criminology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
20198
Open
13
 
-
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: STUDENTS ARE AUTO ENROLLED IN LECTURE WHEN THEY ELECT A DISCUSSION.
002 (DIS)
P
20199
Closed
0
 
-
M 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
20200
Closed
0
 
-
M 11:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
20201
Closed
0
 
-
M 12:00PM - 1:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
20202
Closed
0
 
-
Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
20203
Closed
0
 
-
Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
20204
Open
5
 
-
Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
20205
Closed
0
 
-
M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
009 (DIS)
P
20206
Open
4
 
-
M 5:00PM - 6:00PM
010 (DIS)
P
20207
Open
4
 
-
M 6:00PM - 7:00PM
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