cja314 | undergraduate
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Classical and Neoclassical Thought
- Identify causal factors of criminality according to biological theorists.
- Identify the central principles of the psychological and psychiatric perspectives of crime.
- Explain the major theoretical principles of classical versus neoclassical criminology.
- Evaluate policy implications inherent with the classical and neoclassical schools of thought.
Social Structure Theories and Social Process Theories
- Describe the primary theoretical principles associated with sociological perspectives of crime.
- Examine a past or current event to assess policy implications according to a select sociological principle, social structure, and social process theories.
Types of Crime
- Distinguish between various types of contemporary criminal offenses, including any motivational factors of the offender.
- Evaluate causal factors associated with contemporary criminal offenses.
- Analyze social policy, budgetary, and political implications associated with contemporary criminal offenses.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of law enforcement in addressing contemporary criminal offenses.
The High-Tech Offender
- Evaluate the correlation between evolving technologies and evolving criminal behaviors.
- Analyze the social, political, legal issues with contemporary crimes.
- Evaluate the role of globalization as it relates to international policy making.
- Critique the projected crime control policies of the future, including potential implications as they relate to transnational crimes.
What is Criminology?
- Explain the purpose of criminology and the functions of criminologists.
- Determine how criminological research dictates social policy as it relates to crime control.
- Identify the four primary definitional perspectives of crime according to criminological thought.
- Review sources of crime data and their application in crime control.
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