SOC 368 - Criminology
Section: 001
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
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)
 
19718
Open
19
 
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: STUDENTS ARE AUTO ENROLLED IN LECTURE WHEN THEY ELECT A DISCUSSION.
002 (DIS)
P
19719
Closed
0
 
-
Tu 1:00PM - 2:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
19720
Open
3
 
-
Tu 2:00PM - 3:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
19721
Closed
0
 
-
Tu 3:00PM - 4:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
19722
Open
1
 
-
Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
19723
Open
9
 
-
Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
19724
Open
3
 
-
Th 6:00PM - 7:00PM
009 (DIS)
P
19726
Open
2
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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