CRMJ102N: Criminology

Class Program
Class Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Credits 3

This course offers students an opportunity to think critically about crime and criminals in American society. Students will review the history of crime in the United States and evaluate the ongoing relationship between crime and significant events in society, such as economic crises and the development of new technologies. Emphasis will be given to understanding both the relationship between social structure and crime and the role of socialization and primary relationships. Students also explore the ways that cultural beliefs, fear, and stereotypes shape the way we think about and respond to crime.