sec341 | undergraduate
Criminology And The Criminal Justice System
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Crime Prevention, Mitigation, and Enforcement
- Evaluate the impact and effectiveness of security measures in crime prevention and mitigation.
- Analyze models for crime prevention programs.
- Compare traditional and contemporary crime control measures.
- Describe the responsibilities of police agencies, the criminal courts, and the relationships between the Executive and Judicial branches of government related to crime and criminal prosecution.
- Analyze punishment and deterrence within community corrections and institutions.
- Assess the role of partnerships and collaboration in crime control.
Identifying and Mitigating Types of Crimes
- Define the different types of crimes including violent, non-violent and social based crimes.
- Describe the nature of criminal activity and the impact of criminal profiling.
- Analyze the public’s perception on the use of less-lethal devices.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of measures designed to reduce criminal recidivism.
Theories of Criminal Behavior
- Compare the developmental theories.
- Identify the rational choice theory.
- Analyze the trait theories.
- Describe the social structural theory.
- Explain the social process theories.
Political, Organized, Cyber, and Consensual Crimes
- Identify political and government influences on criminal laws and the ability to enforce them.
- Describe organized crime and its current trends.
- Define technological influences and its global impact on crime.
- Analyze the impact of drug abuse and trafficking, human trafficking, and prostitution.
- Define terrorism and how it differs from traditional crimes in terms of political and prosecutor relevance.
Crime and Criminology
- Describe crime, criminal law, and criminology.
- Identify basic crime and criminal offender typologies.
- Analyze how crime impacts society.
- Explain the issues related to victims and victimization.
- Explain the role of Uniformed Crime Reporting (UCR), and the role UCR and data analysis have on better understanding criminal behavior.
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