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Criminology And The Criminal Justice System

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This course identifies various types of criminal activity and provides the student with an understanding of the causes of criminal behavior and the societal response to crime. It also identifies and discusses the various elements of the American criminal justice system.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Theories of Criminal Behavior

    • Explain the social process theories.
    • Identify the rational choice theory.
    • Analyze the trait theories.
    • Describe the social structural theory.
    • Assess the social conflict theories.
    • Compare the developmental theories.

    Violent, Property, and White-Collar Crime

    • Describe the nature and types of property crimes.
    • Analyze white-collar crime.
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of security measures in preventing or mitigating violent, property, and white-collar crime.
    • Define the different types of violent crimes.

    Political, Organized, Cyber-, and Consensual Crimes

    • Identify political and government-related crimes.
    • Define the different types of cybercrimes.
    • Analyze drug abuse and trafficking, prostitution, and other consensual crimes.
    • Define terrorism and its relationship to cyber-, political, and organized crime.
    • Describe organized crime.

    Crime Prevention, Mitigation, and Control Measures

    • Analyze models for crime prevention programs.
    • Evaluate the impact and effectiveness of security measures in crime prevention and mitigation.
    • Compare traditional and contemporary crime control measures.
    • Assess the role of partnerships and collaboration in crime control.
    • Describe the responsibilities of police agencies, the criminal courts, prosecutors, and defense attorneys.
    • Analyze punishment and deterrence within community corrections and institutions.

    Crime and Criminology

    • Identify basic crime typologies.
    • Analyze how crime is measured and its impact on society.
    • Explain the issues related to victims and victimization.
    • Describe crime, criminal law, and criminology.
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