ajs542 | Graduate
This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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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.
Classical and Positive Theories
- Explain the philosophical basis of classical and neoclassical thought in criminology.
- Evaluate major principles of the classical school of criminological thought.
- Analyze the relationship between personality and criminal behavior.
- Evaluate the contributions of biological, sociobiological, and psychological explanations of criminal behavior.
Social-Psychological and Sociological Theories I
- Evaluate the major principles of sociological-based schools of criminological thought.
- Identify social factors that contribute to crime and criminal behavior.
- Explain the effect of imitations and interactions with others in learning behavior.
- Analyze the role of socioeconomic status and values in criminological theory.
Social-Psychological and Sociological Theories II
- Evaluate conflict as it relates to social control.
- Analyze gender-based theories as they relate to current crime trends.
- Evaluate the effect of positive and negative reinforcement on crime.
Genesis of the Field of Victimology
- Evaluate victimogenesis and other concepts in victimology, including victim responsibility.
- Analyze the restorative justice model and its relationship to victimology.
- Evaluate contemporary research instruments used to measure criminal victimization.
Social Policy and Crime Prevention
- Evaluate the effect that criminological theory and research have had on contemporary and historical crime-control policies in the United States.
- Synthesize criminological theories to develop policy for assisting victims, preventing crime, and achieving effective justice.
The Importance of Theory in Criminology
- Summarize criminological research in theory development.
- Create a personal criminological theory that synthesizes existing theories.
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