This is an advanced course in theories and crime causation, including classical, biological, psychological, sociological, and social-psychological approaches. Victimology, to include victimization statistics, victimogensis, and the prevention of victimization, is included.
Synthesize criminological theories to develop policy for assisting victims, preventing crime, and achieving effective justice.
Evaluate the effect that criminological theory and research have had on contemporary and historical crime-control policies in the United States.
Genesis of the Field of Victimology
Evaluate contemporary research instruments used to measure criminal victimization.
Analyze the restorative justice model and its relationship to victimology.
Evaluate victimogenesis and other concepts in victimology, including victim responsibility.
Social-Psychological and Sociological Theories II
Analyze gender-based theories as they relate to current crime trends.
Evaluate the effect of positive and negative reinforcement on crime.
Evaluate conflict as it relates to social control.
Social-Psychological and Sociological Theories I
Analyze the role of socioeconomic status and values in criminological theory.
Explain the effect of imitations and interactions with others in learning behavior.
Identify social factors that contribute to crime and criminal behavior.
Evaluate the major principles of sociological-based schools of criminological thought.
Classical and Positive Theories
Analyze the relationship between personality and criminal behavior.
Evaluate the contributions of biological, sociobiological, and psychological explanations of criminal behavior.
Evaluate major principles of the classical school of criminological thought.
Explain the philosophical basis of classical and neoclassical thought in criminology.
Methods and Paradigms in Criminological Theory
Assess the usefulness and limitations of crime data and the relationship of such data to theory formation in criminology.
Compare various methods used to collect and disseminate crime data.
The Importance of Theory in Criminology
Create a personal criminological theory that synthesizes existing theories.
Summarize criminological research in theory development.
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