cjs231 | undergraduate
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Crime & Criminology
- Analyze how crime is measured and its impact on criminal justice.
- Explain the major contemporary sources of crime data and their limitations.
- Explain the issues related to victims and victimization.
- Define crime, criminality and criminal justice.
- Differentiate between deviance and criminality.
- Analyze the purpose of criminology and its impact on the criminal justice system and social control.
Theories of Criminal Behavior: Classical & Positivist Perspectives
- Identify the major principles of the Classical and Neoclassical Perspective on crime.
- Identify the major principles of the Positivist Perspective on crime.
- Evaluate policy implications with Classical/Neoclassical and Positivist Perspectives.
- Describe common theories of crime causation from the physical and biological perspectives.
- Describe common theories of crime causation from the psychological perspectives.
Theories of Criminal Behavior: Sociological Perspective
- Identify major theoretical principles associated with a sociological perspective of crime.
- Distinguish between social structure, social process, social conflict & social control theories of crime.
- Assess policy implications of sociological theories of crime causation.
Types of Crime
- Describe the nature and types of common property crimes.
- Describe the nature and types of common types of violent (personal) crimes.
- Evaluate the implications of drug abuse and drug-related crimes in contemporary American society.
- Describe organized crime.
- Distinguish between motivational factors of the offender in personal versus property crimes.
- Analyze social policy associated with regulation of public order crimes.
Cybercrime, Terrorism & the Future Directions for Criminology
- Describe cybercrimes and policy implications for combatting these crimes.
- Evaluate the correlation between evolving technologies and evolving criminal behaviors.
- Define terrorism and its relationship to cyber-, political, and organized crime.
- Evaluate the role of globalization as it relates to crime control policies.
- Analyze potential future crime policies for the future, as relates to civil liberties and evolving technologies.
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