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Criminology and the Criminal Justice System


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Course level: Upper Division

This course identifies the theories of criminology and its influence on society from social, political, individual and theoretical perspectives. The course examines types of criminal activity and provides students with an understanding of the causes of criminal behavior and the societal response to crime. The course also identifies and discusses the various elements of the United States' criminal justice system and related current trends of social media and perceived disparages.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Crime and Criminology Foundations

Theories of Criminal Behavior

Identifying and Mitigating Types of Crimes

Crime and Society

Crime Prevention, Mitigation, and Enforcement


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We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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